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Updated Sun, 17 May 2020 05:54 AM IST
Preparation to bring Indians from abroad (symbolic)
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The central government has planned to commission domestic airlines with certain guidelines, but so far no order in this regard has been issued to any airlines. Earlier, the Ministry of Aviation had issued a draft Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to all stakeholders related to air services. In this draft, a ban was imposed on people flying above 80 years and carrying luggage in the cabin. Also, there was talk of instructing the passenger to keep the same check-in baggage of less than 20 kg. Aircraft operators and airlines companies were to give their suggestions on this draft.
Recently, a senior official of the Ministry of Civil Aviation presented to the Group of Ministers (GoM) a detailed account of the preparations being made to revive the airlines. These methods are being used in flights operated under the Vande Bharat Mission to bring back Indians from abroad. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) had also indicated the early commissioning of domestic airlines with some restrictions on its authorized Twitter handle. The lockdown announced from 17 March on the operation of passenger aircraft is currently in force till 17 May.
Who has how many planes
IndiGo has a fleet of 260 aircraft, 120 on SpiceJet, 155 by Air India and 41 by Vistara.