The suspension of the passenger's flight was extended until May 17; resumption date ‘in due time ': DGCA

NEW DELHI: Passengers of international and national schedules will remain suspended until 11.59 p. M. From May 17, and the blockade will last for two more weeks. While the significant exemptions granted during shutdown 3.0 make it likely that domestic flights may partially resume between large cities starting May 18, the Directorate General of () on Saturday reiterated that foreign and domestic airlines will be adequately informed about opening your international flights to/from India or domestic respectively in due time

The DGCA issued a circular on Saturday to extend the suspension of both domestic and international passenger flights according to the deadline extended until 11.59 pm on May 17. said.

The government will soon decide when flights will resume, starting with the national one. Airlines will have time, such as a week or 10 days, to resume operations. So even if domestic flights will gradually resume starting May 18, there is plenty of time to make that announcement and allow airlines to prepare for it and allow passengers to purchase tickets.

The (AAI) recently finalized its standard operating procedure to restore scheduled commercial flights as soon as the government gives the go-ahead to the game. The state authority, which manages air traffic control services across India, expects 30% scheduled flights to be operational at first between large cities, such as subways and state capitals, and then the same is true. will gradually expand.

The DGCA has already issued instructions for social distancing at airports and onboard aircraft. Therefore, both airlines and airport operators are ready to start operating under the new rules. When the flight resumes, passengers will have to get used to a new normal. This will include: wearing face masks throughout the trip and taking your temperature upon entering the terminal. Airport health officials will further monitor those who are at operating temperature or who show some other sign of illness.

Those in a position to fly will have to maintain social distance at check-in, security, boarding and even on board with a half-vacant seat. The on-board experience will also be altered with low-cost carriers that do not make sales on board for some time and full-service carriers that primarily provide packaged food boxes to minimize interaction between crew and passenger.