Indian national carrier Air India and Indigo has opened booking for select domestic flights for travel with effect from May 4, a day after the lockdown in India lifts. Air India has also opened booking for select International flights for travel with effect from June 1.
In a notification on its website, Air India said, ” In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, we have currently stopped accepting booking on all domestic flights for travel till 03rd May 2020 and on all international flights for travel till 31st May 2020″.
“Bookings for select domestic flights for travel from 04th May 2020 and for international flights for travel 01st June 2020 onwards are OPEN,” Air India said.
Air India further said that the situation is being constantly reviewed and the customers shall be updated regularly.
IndiGo said the operations will be resumed in a phased manner. It said it will be restarting operations with slightly curtailed capacity from May 4. To begin with, it will start with domestic operations only, and international routes will be added later on.
India has been under lockdown since March 25 to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. The first phase of the lockdown was from March 25 to April 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 extended the lockdown till May 3.
All domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended during this period.
On April 3, Air India had said it has stopped bookings, both domestic and international, till the end of the month.
Recently many airlines had accepted booking for domestic flights from April 15 onwards, when the lockdown was initially supposed to have ended.