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New Delhi : The fare bands within which the airlines have to operate have been extended up to February 24, 2021, by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. These fare bands came into force with effect from May 21, 2020.

The daily passenger traffic reached 2.05 lakh on November 1, 2020. When the domestic aviation opened in May 2020, the airlines were enabled to fly up to 33%  of the normal capacity (as  per  summer schedule, 2020).  At that time, the average daily traffic was about 30,000. This  cap was enhanced to 45% w.e.f. June 26, 2020. This cap was further revised to 60% w.e.f. September 2, 2020. At present, the airlines  can operate up to 60% of their capacity, according to a PIB release.

Ministry of Civil Aviation is monitoring the traffic everyday and it is expected that the traffic would further pick up because of the festival season and as the passenger traffic increases, the upper cap would be revised to 70-75% of normal capacity in the coming days.