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Govt. allows domestic flights to operate with 100% capacity from Oct 18

NEW DELHI: The Civil Aviation Ministry today decided to remove all restrictions on domestic flights capacity from October 18.

The decision has been taken in view of rise in demand, which specifically saw a surge during the weekend amidst ongoing festival season of Navratri.

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The domestic air passenger traffic on October 9 stood at 304,020 passengers or at 76 percent of pre-COVID level and domestic flight departures stood at 2,340 or 81 percent of pre-COVID level.

The domestic aviation capacity or the number of flights deployed by an airline had been restricted by the government since May 2020, when air travel was permitted after a two-month shutdown due to COVID-19.

Fare bands continue to be applicable for a period of 15 days on a rolling basis.

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