Airlines to operate flights to 40 countries as India resumes international air travel | Mobility News
According to the DGCA, Indian airlines will increase their weekly flights by 10.1% to 25,309 in the 2022 summer schedule from 22,980 the previous year. Under the summer schedule, 60 airlines from 40 countries will be allowed to fly 1,783 frequencies to and from India. This schedule is valid between March 27 and October 29.
Six Indian carriers have been authorized for a total of 1,466 overseas departures per week for the summer schedule. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, they would fly to 43 sites in 27 countries.
According to the regulator, IndiGo increased its weekly domestic services by 10.4% to 11,130 for the summer of 2022 from 10,084 for the same period last year. The COVID-19 induced travel restrictions have severely affected the Indian aviation industry over the past 24 months. However, with the decrease in COVID-19 infections, air travel has resumed in the past two weeks.
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The DGCA said: “It was observed that 25,309 departures per week were finalized to and from 112 airports. Out of these 112 airports, Gondia, Ziro and Pondicherry are the new airports offered by scheduled airlines.”
AirAsia India, led by the Tata Group, will operate 1,601 weekly domestic services, an increase of 16% in summer 2022, it said. He said SpiceJet will operate 14.2% more weekly domestic services in the summer of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, he mentioned.
Air India, which was sold to the Tata Group last year, increased its weekly domestic services for this year’s summer by 10% to 2,456, he noted. Vistara and Go First will increase their weekly domestic services by just 6.7% and 1.9% in summer 2022 compared to summer 2021, he said.
There will be 158 domestic flights per week operated by FlyBig in summer 2022, up from 54 per week in summer 2021.
With PTI entries