Air India says resumption of flights only after Centre’s directive

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New Delhi, May 17, 2020-

Air India on Sunday said that it will resume domestic flights only after a directive comes in from the Union government.

The statement comes after an internal e-mail of the national carrier went viral on social media.

“Air India flight bookings are currently closed and will resume after receipt of directions from Government of India”, Air India said in tweet.

“There is an internal Air India e-mail circulating on WhatsApp. The contents of this may have been misunderstood and are being misrepresented in various media reports. Commencement of commercial domestic/international flights is not in the purview of Air India,” it said.

The airline also urged people to follow Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India’s Twitter handles and respective websites for official announcement regarding resumption of commercial services.

Further, the Centre on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31 and as per the guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs said that all domestic and international air travel of passengers will be prohibited, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes.  (Agency)


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