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Historic time for civil aviation in India: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia also said that two new airlines -- the new avatar of Jet Airways and Akasa Air-- will take to the skies this year.

March 31, 2022 / 01:03 PM IST

As many as 1,783 flights are being operated by foreign airlines every week from India beginning March 27, while 1,465 flights are being run by domestic airlines, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

He also said that two new airlines -- the new avatar of Jet Airways and Akasa Air-- will take to the skies this year.

On March 27, we have opened all international sector capacity. Foreign airlines will fly 1,783 flights per week and domestic airlines will fly 1,465 flights (per week), he said during the Question Hour.

The minister said after 20 years, two new airlines will take to the skies and they will initially start short haul operations which will be expanded gradually.