For the span of over two months, traveling anywhere in the country was deemed practically impossible. However, with eased out lockdowns now being implemented in India, the airlines are functional once again, providing respite to thousands of Indians stuck in various parts of the nation.
The Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri praised the resumption of air travel in India by tweeting live images of the air traffic in the Indian skies.
The tweet read: “Indians soar in the skies again! A beautiful live capture from #FlightRadar24 shows how our skies look busy again as domestic civil aviation recommences in India from today.”
This air travel in the nation has resumed after a long break of two months and the decision has been unanimous about its resumption. All states have agreed to accept at least some number of flights but have announced varied quarantine and self-isolation rules for the passengers who would now arrive.
Hundreds of passengers who managed to book flights amid busy servers and congested websites were seen waiting to fly back home to their loved ones, while also making sure they abide by social distancing and other such protocol. The first flight that touched Indian skies post the lockdown happened to be Delhi to Pune which flew out at 4:45am and the second flight was from Mumbai to Patna which departed at 6:45am this morning. Both these flights were operated by IndiGo airlines. It was decided by the states on Sunday that all states will gradually permit domestic flights from May 28th onwards, under strict guidelines and adherence to safety protocols. Andhra Pradesh did not allow any flights on Monday.