Over 1 cr passengers have flown since domestic flights resumed in May: Puri

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New Delhi (NVI): Over one crore domestic passengers have flown on 1,08,210 flights since the recommencement of domestic flight operations on May 25, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said.

The Union Minister further added that the figures of domestic operations are gradually moving towards the pre-COVID-19 figures.

“More than one crore passengers on 1,08,210 flights since recommencement of domestic operations on 25 May 2020. Moving towards Pre-COVID figures. Congratulations to all stakeholders on achieving this milestone! We continue our journey towards creating an #AatmaNirbharBharat,” he said in a tweet.

The total number of departing passengers was 1,19,702 and total number of arriving passengers in the last 24 hours was 1,21,126, the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

Furthermore, the total departures were 1,393 whereas arrivals were 1,394 taking the total number of movements of flights to 2,787. Furthermore, total number of passenger footfalls at airports across the country was 2,40,828 in a single day.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended in India on March 25 after the central government imposed a lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Domestic flights in the country resumed operations from May 25 in a gradual manner.

-CHK