new Delhi. There is good news for the stalled airlines for the last several weeks.
In fact, if everything goes well and if the lockdown deadline is not extended after April 14, then domestic flights can start in the country from April 15. This is to say of Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. He said this during video conferencing.
On the question of international flights, Puri said that who will go and when international flights will be decided on a different basis. That is, where is the flight going, how many people will be approved on this matter.
The final decision on international flights will be taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Health.
Actually, the government wants to start international flights when the impact of the epidemic is decreasing in other countries too, because if it does not happen, then taking flights would be like inviting illness.
No response given on lockdown
At the same time, when Hardeep Puri was questioned about increasing the lockdown, he refused to comment on it. Let us tell you that the lockdown period has been increased from one to two times in all other countries. Right now it is being told that the US has extended the lockdown till May, that is, people cannot get out of the house till May.
The airlines industry has suffered the most.
Though the entire economy has come to a standstill due to Kovid-19, the airlines industry has suffered the most. According to an estimate, there is a possibility of loss of 70-80 thousand crores to airlines in 21 days. The industry has requested the government for help.