Top flight news: Cap on domestic airfare extended; mandatory quarantine for travellers from UK

Planning to travel anytime soon? Here are the latest aviation updates you must know.

> Domestic airfare cap extended

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) extends the cap on domestic airfare till 31st March 2021.

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As per the latest orders of MoCA, domestic airlines will need to sell at least 20% tickets of a particular flight below the middle price point of the airfare bands issued for flights of various durations.

Here is official order-regarding-fare-capping

> Delhi extends mandatory quarantine for UK returnees

In the wake of a new variant of the novel COVID-19 being detected among people in the UK, the Delhi government extended the new quarantine requirements until 31st January 2021.

Check this official order for complete details:

UK> International travel update

Vistara recently announced direct flights from Delhi to Frankfurt from 18th February and direct flights from Delhi to Sharjah from 20th January to 27th March.

> Genome Sequencing Lab at Delhi Airport to check for new virus strain

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) got its first genome sequencing laboratory, which will be used to test samples of international travellers arriving in Delhi. This new process will help in detecting the new strain of the COVID-19 virus in just 48 hrs as opposed to 6 days!

Stay tuned for more aviation updates from India and abroad!

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