Scheduled international flights may resume this year: Official
Hindustan Times|November 25, 2021
India may allow scheduled international flights by the end of the year, secretary, ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA), Rajiv Bansal said on Wednesday.
Neha LM

The move comes amid a continuing fall in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country -currently, daily cases are the lowest since last June -- riding vaccinations, and swelling domestic air passenger traffic, now up to almost pre-pandemic levels, according to Bansal.

In February 2020, before the pandemic hit India (the country recorded its first local cases in early March), the passenger traffic was 400,000 a day.

"The current daily domestic passengers is from 3.8 to 3.98 lakh passengers," Bansal added.

India removed capacity restrictions on domestic flights in October.

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