Domestic flights in India will once again resume to life as per reports. According to the most recent news, domestic flights in India will begin functions from May 25, 2020. This means that even before the present lockdown end-date, Indians will be able to fly to domestic destinations.
According to a tweet by Civil Aviation Minister of India, Hardip Singh Puri, the reopening of domestic flights will take place in a calibrated manner, and airports and air carriers are being told to get ready. Passenger movement will go via a Standard Operating Procedure, which will be released separately by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
As of now, domestic flights are not in operations in the country, while international flights to exclusive destinations are ongoing. Last week, Air India had tweeted regarding the opening of domestic operations, saying they will begin operations only after the ministry/government directs them to do so.
Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020.
All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May.
SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by @MoCA_GoI.
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 20, 2020
Apparently, rumors were making rounds of social media, that Air India is starting to open for domestic flight bookings. But currently, with the latest tweet, it is quite clear that Indian air carriers will once again begin operations, and reservations will begin more quickly than expected.
Needless to say, that airports will be on high alert, and new rules will be valid for checking in. It is now only a matter of time before the government releases air routes, and issues procedures for airports, and passengers.