Some members of a parliamentary panel on Friday expressed concern over excessive price of worldwide air journey and urged to the Civil Aviation Ministry to contemplate resuming scheduled worldwide passenger flights as your complete world is opening up after the COVID-19-induced closure, sources mentioned.
The members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Tradition additionally questioned prime officers of the ministry over rising costs of worldwide flights, the sources mentioned.
The pandemic-induced suspension of scheduled worldwide passenger flights, which began in March 23, has been prolonged until November 30. Nonetheless, particular worldwide flights have been working below the Vande Bharat Mission since Could 2020 and below bilateral “air bubble” preparations with round 28 international locations since July 2020.
Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal, the Director Basic of Civil Aviation and the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) deposed earlier than the parliamentary panel on Friday.
Some panel members from totally different events questioned them about excessive costs of worldwide flights, and meals and beverage not being served in home flights of a period lower than two hours, the sources mentioned.
A number of MPs particularly urged them to renew worldwide flights because the world is opening up after growing vaccination in opposition to COVID-19. The officers responded that they’ll look into the matter, sources mentioned.
The MPs additionally requested them on what foundation the variety of worldwide flights to be allowed to at least one particular nation is set because the demand for worldwide journey is on the rise, they mentioned.