Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said airlines are advised to open bookings only after the government gives a injunction on resuming of domestic and international commercial passenger flight services.
“The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations,” Hardeep Singh wrote on Twitter.
He further added, “Airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the government”.
Yesterday, Air India announced it has opened bookings on selected domestic flights from May 4 and on selected international flights from June 1.
Few days back, IndiGo had publicized that it would start flight services in a phased manner from May 4.
The first juncture of the lockdown enforced in the country in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was from March 25 to April 14.
As the number of coronavirus cases were rising , in the view of this situation Goverment extended the lockdown. The second phase started on April 15 and continue till May 3. All domestic and international commercial passenger flight operations have been intermitted during the lockdown juncture.