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    No decision on starting domestic, international flight operations yet: Hardeep Singh Puri

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    Earlier in the day, Air India said it has opened bookings on select domestic flights from May 4 and on select international flights from June 1.

    "The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations," he wrote on Twitter.
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    Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said airlines are advised to open bookings only after the government takes a decision on starting domestic and international commercial passenger flight services.

    "The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations," he wrote on Twitter.

    "Airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the government," Puri added.

    Earlier in the day, Air India said it has opened bookings on select domestic flights from May 4 and on select international flights from June 1.

    A few days ago, IndiGo had announced that it would start flight operations in a phased manner from May 4.

    The first phase of the lockdown imposed in the country in view of the coronavirus outbreak was from March 25 to April 14.

    The second phase started on April 15 and will end on May 3. All domestic and international commercial passenger flight operations have been suspended during the lockdown period.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Abhay Phadke159 days ago
    Ensuring passengers health checkup before boarding the flight as well as at the destination can be the right way to start domestic flights in phased manner and subsequently international flights can be started subject to due care such as fumigation,sanitization and usage of mask maintainng social distancing.
    Sreenivas Hydbad159 days ago
    what kind of checks..funny toy thermal gun..??
    Rajesh159 days ago
    Ofcourse flight services may be started under very preventive measures .
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