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Indian Govt. removes mandatory RT-PCR for domestic flights

As per the fresh Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Government of India, there is no need for RT-PCR for domestic flights. This mandatory 72-hour report of RT-PCR is not required anymore and the travelers can show their Full Vaccination Certificate.

As a result, the Air Industry of India is reaching pre-covid levels in terms of passenger traffic. From the data shared by Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, “the domestic traffic on Sunday (April 17) reached 4 lakh, daily passengers, for the first time in two years”. It represents that the Indian aviation industry is getting back to its normal level again.

Not only domestic aviation but India also the commercial international flights are resumed from March 27. This will shift the passenger traffic to the next level. Now the issue of airfare is a major concern for the ministry. Thus, The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has imposed a fare cap for 15 days due to the pandemic. This will help the government to control the fare hike on the sale of air tickets for the last time.

On the other hand, the airlines are expecting the Ministry to remove this fare limit so they shift a hike in the airfares.

All these steps are taken so the passengers can get the accessible fare and the airlines will also be able to survive easily. This is a major concern because Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) has increased at a rapid pace to Rs 1,20,000 per kilolitres; which translates to a difference of about sixty percent in just one to one and a half years.

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