Domestic Flights Latest News: After one and a half month the domestic services resumed, it is far behind reaching 50 per cent of its actual capacity. It has barely reached 33 per cent capacity though the civil aviation ministry has given permission to the airlines to expand to 45-50 per cent, Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has recently said. Also Read - Dubai-Kozhikode Plane Crash: Air India Pilot Unions Seek Meeting With Aviation Minister Over Flight Safety

Though the demand is adequate, what is blocking the sector to reach its target is the sudden lockdowns the states are announcing. Apart from West Bengal, no other state has categorically barred flights from specific cities, but the airports are working at minimum capacity. West Bengal government has barred flights from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Nagpur and Pune. Also Read - Kerala Air Crash: 'Unhappy' With DGCA Chief's Remarks, Pilot Unions Seek His 'Immediate Replacement' From Post

“The ministry is in constant touch with the states. The situation might look up in the next few weeks,” the minister said, adding that the target of 50 per cent will be hopefully reached by Diwali. Also Read - Domestic Flights Latest News: More Than 5 Million Passengers Flew Since Resumption of Air Travel in India