Indian Airlines might soon start to operate domestic and international flights. Since March 25, 2020, the government has banned the Indian Aviation until April 14, 2020, to combat the deadly virus. The finest full-service carrier of India Vistara has also stated that they will start taking bookings from April 15, 2020. However, the airline has also marked that decision will be changed if the threat of Covid-19 is not neutralised and precautionary lockdown period is extended by the government. Similar to Vistara, other airlines are also planning to start flight bookings as the airlines are facing financial losses in the lockdown period.
Most Airlines Will Take Bookings from April 15
Pradeep Singh Kharola who is the secretary of Civil Aviation has stated that Indian Airlines are free to take flight bookings once the precautionary lockdown period is over. Airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have already marked that they will start the bookings for domestic routes from April 15, 2020. However, SpiceJet and GoAir have noted that they will begin their international operations from May 1, 2020
AirAsia Will Abide by the Rules of Aviation Body
AirAsia has also stated that they will start the flight bookings for domestic routes from April 15, 2020. However, a spokesperson from AirAsia has marked that the carrier will abide by the rules of the Aviation Regulator and will notify the passengers accordingly.
Air India Will Start Bookings from April 30, 2020
Almost every airline has marked that they will start their domestic operations from April 15, 2020. However, the government-owned carrier, Air India has stated that they have stopped all the bookings until April 30, 2020. The airline is waiting for further notification from the government. It is expected that Air India will confirm their booking dates after the precautionary lockdown period, which will end on April 14 2020.