According to the data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in India, on 30 June, as many as 2,61,753 passengers boarded flights across the country. On the same day, 2,562 flight movements took place.
Interestingly, more than 1.3 lakh passengers boarded 1,283 flights, revealed a tweet by union aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Stating the number of passengers, Puri highlighted that all domestic flights have been operating with strict Covid-19 protocols. It is to note that with the second wave of Coronavirus infection wreaking havoc, domestic travel remained in the slow lane.
The number of flights during the April-May period was reduced to 900 flights in a day, according to a report by rating agency ICRA. The report also noted that the decline in air travel came as a result of the second Covid-19 wave where people only took flights in cases of emergency. While the demand was already low, airlines were also directed to set their capacity limit.
Meanwhile, airlines are now focusing on maintaining all Covid-19 precautionary measures and are urging people to get themselves vaccinated.