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Maharashtra govt's mandatory RT-PCR test norm may affect airline demand

In the pre-Covid time, there were around 120 flights each day between two cities

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Mumbai-Delhi remains the busiest route in the country with around 50 daily flights. | Photo: Dalip Kumar

Aneesh Phadnis
The Maharashtra government’s decision to make RT-PCR tests mandatory for travel from four states will likely hit airline demand. Domestic airlines are operating around 1,900 flights daily.  Mumbai-Delhi remains the busiest route in the country with around 50 daily flights.

In the pre-Covid time, there were around 120 flights each day between two cities. Currently, Vistara is operating the largest number of flights between Mumbai and Delhi (7-8 in each direction) and the route accounts for 11-13 per cent of its total deployed capacity. For IndiGo, the route accounts for 1.4 per cent of its deployed capacity. 

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First Published: Nov 24 2020 | 10:06 PM IST

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