Government-owned carrier Air India is facing huge financial distress as air travel has been banned by the government until April 15, 2020, to stop the spread of Covid-19. Also, to add more in problems, Air India has been flying special rescue flights to bring in medical supplies and evacuate people from virus impact countries. However, amid all the problems and financial distress Air India has stayed in the market. Though the government owned-carrier is facing losses before Covid-19 impact and survival of the airline is still at stake.
Air India Might Operate More Rescue Flights
Air India has been the helping hand for government in the stressful period. The government-owned carrier has operated more than 100 charter flights to bring essential medical supplies which will save many lives. Also, the airline recused and evacuated Indian citizens from Wuhan, Tehran and Milan, which were the major cities affected by deadly Covid-19. However, analysing the current situation and spread of Coronavirus, Air India might operate more rescue flights to ensure that every Indian citizen is safe and medical supplies are provided at the right time to save lives.
Air India Domestic Operations Might Start from April 30, 2020
Air India has marked that they will not take bookings until April 30, 2020. Also, the government-owned carrier stated that they will act as per the notifications and updates by the government. If the threat of Covid-19 is neutralised, Air India might start domestic operations from April 30, 2020. However, if the threat still exists, Air India might extend domestic operations further. As of International travel, Air India has just operated flights to International destinations to bring out medical kits and supplies in India. No official statements regarding international commercial operations have been rolled out by the carrier. It is expected that both domestic and international travel will start once the lockdown period is over in all countries and nations.