The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has announced that the restriction on domestic flight capacity will be removed starting from October 18, 2021.
The Ministry has released a new order, allowing domestic flight operations to operate at 100% capacity. The move has been made after considering the current COVID-19 caseload in the country, which has been far more controlled as more and more citizens receive their vaccination doses.
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Flyers must note however that flight capacity cap does not refer to how many passengers are allowed on a plane. The capacity cap indicates the number of flights a particular airline can operate from its schedule in terms of percentage.
The removal of capping on flight capacity means that not only are airlines allowed to operate at pre-pandemic levels, but even go beyond them if the demand arises.
The order also instructs the airlines to ensure that COVID safety measures continue to remain in place during travel.
Here is the official order:
✈️ Centre removes cap of 85% seating capacity for airlines passengers.
Now, airlines can operate with full seating capacity from 18th Oct. pic.twitter.com/rejVb4q9SJ
— AIR News, Port Blair, A&N Islands 🇮🇳 (@airnews_pb) October 12, 2021
The removal of restriction on domestic flight capacity is surely a positive move that is also an indicator of normalcy returning post the pandemic. Stay tuned to ixigo for more latest flight updates!