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Civil Aviation Minister calls reports of flights resumption after April 14 as ‘mere speculation’


Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the government is yet to take any decision on resumption of flight services both on domestic and international sectors. In a tweet, he described the reports of flight resumption after April 14 as mere speculation. The aviation sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

All major airlines except Air India are taking domestic bookings for dates post April 14. Air India is taking bookings for dates post April 30 only. Government has imposed a 21-day lockdown from March 25 to curb spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Consequently, all domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for this time period. However, cargo flights, offshore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights and special flights permitted by Indian aviation regulator DGCA are permitted to operate during this lockdown.

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