India will lift all restrictions on domestic flight capacity starting Oct 18

On Tuesday, the Centre allowed domestic airlines to use all pre-Covid capacity starting October 18.

The Civil Aviation Ministry set a new capacity of 100 percent on September 18, 2021. This is an increase from the 72.5 percent allowed in August and 65% in July.

The Ministry issued a Tuesday order stating that it had reviewed the status of scheduled domestic operation vis-a-vis passenger demand.

On May 25, 2020, the domestic aviation sector was reopened with a capacity limit of 33%.

The operational capacity has increased with increasing passenger traffic since then.