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Domestic air traffic reaches new high on Friday over Diwali rush

The country's busiest airports in Delhi and Mumbai saw highest footfalls on Friday as seat occupancy rose from around 60-65 per cent to over 70 per cent

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Seat occupancy has remained stable as the government has allowed for gradual ramp up in capacity

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Indian airports handled the highest passenger volume this season on Friday as residents headed out to native places and leisure destinations for Diwali festival.

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that domestic aviation operations reached a new high on occasion of Diwali as 2,25,097 passengers flew on 1,903 flights. 

Domestic air travel resumed on May 25 with limits on number of flights and caps on fares. The civil aviation ministry has now allowed the airlines to operate 70 per cent of capacity.

The country’s busiest airports in Delhi and Mumbai saw highest footfalls on Friday as seat occupancy rose

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First Published: Nov 14 2020 | 6:30 PM IST

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