*Representational image credit Times of India

The number of domestic air passengers on February 12, 2021, rose to 2,97,102 on 2,349 flights, Shri Hardeep S Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation said. 

Puri added that this is the highest since the resumption of domestic flights on May 25, 2020. Puri informed that with air travel emerging as a preferred mode of travel due to safety, efficiency and time saving, the numbers are almost touching Pre-COVID levels.

Total flight movements of 12th February 2021 were 4697. The total number of footfalls on airports was 5,93,819. 

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic flight operations were ceased with effect from midnight (11:59 pm) of March 24, 2020. The operation resumed after two months on May 25, 2020.

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