Mumbai Airport now operates 100 flights from today; Bombay HC allows to fill middle seats

Maharashtra is gradually easing its lockdown measures with standard safety procedures to tackle Covid-19 since the start of this month.

Jun 16, 2020 12:06 IST India Infoline News Service

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In a major good news for air passengers, the Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has now started to operate 100 flights from Tuesday onward. Mumbai being the hottest zone of Covid-19 in India received permission from the state government to double their flight services.

Maharashtra is gradually easing its lockdown measures with standard safety procedures to tackle Covid-19 since the start of this month.

In a statement, the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said, "GVK MIAL managing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) starting 16 June is permitted to cater to a total of 100 domestic commercial passenger flight movements which includes 50 departures and 50 arrivals."

Earlier from May 25, the government had allowed departures and arrivals of 25 flights each on daily basis in Mumbai.

That number has now been increased, which will further boost the aviation industry.

Also, the Bombay High Court has allowed domestic and international airlines to fill up their flights' middle seats, however, with strict compliance ensuring that the passengers wear wrap-around gowns and a face shield along with masks.

The move was welcomed positively by investors on Tuesday's trading session in aviation stocks.

At around 12.54 pm, the Interglobe Aviation (Indigo) stock was trading at Rs1011.15 per piece up by 1.88% on Sensex.

At the same time, the SpiceJet stock was higher by nearly 1% trading at Rs51.90 per piece on the same index.

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