On May 20, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that domestic passenger flights will resume in a calibrated way from May 25.
"Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from 25 May. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25 May. SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for passenger movement also being separately issued by Ministry," tweeted Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
The airline industry alike other business areas came to a standstill since March 25, when the lockdown 1.0 was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier, the minister said that the domestic flights will be operational once the state governments are willing to open airports. "It is not upto @MoCA_GoI or centre alone to decide on resuming domestic flights. In the spirit of cooperative federalism, the govt of states where these flights will take off & land should be ready to allow civil aviation operations," tweeted the aviation minister.