Air India on Saturday opened the bookings on select domestic and international routes from May 4 and June 1, respectively. Air India announced this through a notification, which is posted on its official website. The notification said that “In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, we have currently stopped accepting bookings on all domestic flights for travel till May 3, 2020, and on all international flights for travel till May 31, 2020.”
Meanwhile, the notification added that “Bookings for select domestic flights for travel from May 4, 2020, and for international flights for travel from June 1, 2020, onwards are open.”
India is currently under lockdown since March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus. The first phase of the lockdown was from March 25 to April 14. On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3. Meanwhile, all the domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended during this period.
Air India, on April 3, had said that it has stopped bookings for both domestic and international, till the end of the month.
Coronavirus in India
Since Friday, 991 additional positive cases have been reported which takes confirmed cases to 14,378. 43 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 480 in India. Out of the total 14378 cases in India, 4291 (29.8 percent) cases are related to the Nizamuddin Markaz cluster from a single source.