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Civil Aviation Ministry caps deployment of flights at 50%

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Friday revised its cap on capacity deployment by airlines from 80% to 50% of pre-COVID-19 approved flights.

The order comes into effect from June 1, 2021 and will last till July 31, 2021.

The government's decision comes at a time when daily passenger traffic has registered a sharp decline due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and several States mandating RT-PCR test for arriving passengers.

On May 18, various Indian carriers ferried a mere 39,370 passengers, as compared to nearly 2.5 lakh passengers in March.

In December, the government had raised permissible capacity from 70% to 80% when passenger demand was showing signs of recovery.


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