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Silver lining in a darkening sky

Confidence that aircraft can be safely boarded is slowly returning

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Experts said the regulator doesn’t have the power to impose financial penalty and is forced to threaten airlines to act or face disruption in operations

Anjuli Bhargava New Delhi
The paralysis that gripped the aviation sector in the early days of the lockdown is easing and more and more Indians are beginning to fly. Traffic numbers in September have hit 34 per cent of what they were in September 2019. Monthly numbers are up too. The average number of flyers per day in September was almost 45 per cent higher than the previous month of August. Confidence that aircraft can be safely boarded is slowly returning.

Airlines consequently are using more and more of their fleet every month, although the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) estimates that the airlines
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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 1:53 AM IST

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