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India boosts domestic flights

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India has allowed an increase in the number of domestic flights to 85% of the pre-pandemic number.


The Ministry of Civil Aviation of India has allowed national airlines to increase the number of domestic flights from 72.5% to no more than 85% of the number of flights that operated before the pandemic. This was reported on Sunday by the NDTV channel, citing information received by the department.

India is gradually easing restrictions on domestic flights due to a decrease in the daily number of cases of coronavirus infection. In the period from June 1 to July 5, the restriction was 50%, from July 5 to August 12 - 65%, from August 12, carriers operated no more than 72.5% of domestic flights from the pre-pandemic number.

In March last year all domestic flights have been suspended due to the pandemic. The government resumed flights from May 25, 2020 after a two-month break, allowing no more than 33% of flights to operate from the previous number. By December 2020, this limit was gradually increased to 80%, but on June 1, with the start of the second wave of cases, the number of flights was again reduced.

As indicated on Sunday by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the official website, the past day, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the country amounted to 30,773, the total number of infected reached 33,448,163. 444,838 people died from complications of the infection. families on the official website, over the past day, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the country amounted to 30,773, the total number of infected reached 33,448,163. 444,838 people died from complications of the infection.

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