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To restart domestic flight services at the Mumbai airport.

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To restart domestic flight services at the Mumbai airport.

The Mumbai International Airport will operate 50 flights in and out on a daily basis starting Monday onwards. The number of flights will be increased steadily,”

I understand the need for opening up air travel, but we need more time to prepare,” said during an address to the people of the state.

For now, the state will just continue to operate special flights including international transfer passengers, medical emergencies, for students, and others on compassionate grounds.The Chief Minister also said he wants the Mumbai airport to fine tune its operations and come up with a plan.

As per the May 19 order of the state government extending the coronavirus-induced lockdown to May 31, all domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes as permitted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will continue to remain prohibited across the state.

“We have not yet amended this lockdown order issued on May 19,” an official told PTI when queried about resumption of passenger flights in Maharashtra.

“Starting May 25, 2020, CSMIA will resume 25 commercial passenger flight movements on departure and 25 on arrival. The initiative comes after the directive issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation as well as after the state minister gave approval to recommence domestic flight operations to and from Mumbai.