Domestic flights resume today after two months of COVID-19 lockdown

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Published: May 25,2020 04:49 PM
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May 25, 2020: Nearly two months after the nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, domestic passenger services resumes from today.

May 25, 2020: Nearly two months after the nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, domestic passenger services resumes from today.



Indigo's Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights were among the first to take off. Most of the states in the country have given go ahead to the flight resumption services from Monday except Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.



Various states have also put in place protocols for incoming air travelers. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal will not immediately restart domestic flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday. States such as Maharashtra have only allowed a few flights each day from Mumbai airport, India's second busiest. Andhra Pradesh will start resume flights from 26 May, and West Bengal from 28 May.



All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.