Starting from Monday 25th May Domestic flight is set to resume in India. Civil Aviation Minister HS Puri says, Passengers will require to wear protective gears, Face Mask & carry sanitizer bottle.
In his media address Civil Aviation minister comes out with Rules and Regulations to be follow when domestic flights will resume.
He said, “A passenger will require to wear protective gear, face mask & carry sanitizer bottle. Airlines shall not provide meal on board. Water bottles will be made available in gallery area or on seats. Only one check-in bag will be allowed. Passengers should report before at least 2 hours before departure tim.”
“The cabin crew will be required to be in full protective gear. Fares will be regulated & will be in a fixed range.” He added.
A minimum & maximum fare have been set by ministry. In the case of Delhi, Mumbai the minimum fare would be Rs 3500 for a journey between 90-120 minutes, maximum fare would be Rs 10,000.
Civil Aviation Secretary further explain that,
“40% of seats have to be sold at a fare less than the midpoint of the band. For example, midpoint of Rs 3500 & Rs 10000 is Rs 6700. So 40% of the seats have to be sold at a price less than Rs 6700. This is how they will ensure fares don’t go out of control.
Flight routes have been classified into 7 –
- Flight time less than 40 minutes,
- Flight time in between 40 – 60 minutes,
- Flight time in between 60 – 90 minutes,
- Flight time in between 90 – 120 minutes,
- Flight time in between 120 – 150 minutes,
- Flight time in between 150 – 180 minutes,
- Flight time in between 180 – 210 minutes.
All routes within the country fall within these 7.
Civil Aviation Minister HS Puri said, “Based on our experience on opening up of domestic flights, we might have to tweak some procedures, only then we will think about international flights”.
He further said, “For operation from Metro to Metro cities 1/3rd capacity of approved summer schedule 2020, which is more than 33.33%. For operation from Metro to Non-metro cities& vice-versa, where weekly departures are greater than 100, 1/3rd capacity of approved summer schedule 2020”.