Airports handled a footfall of 89,271 passengers on May 31 Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: On day 7 since resuming civil aviation operations, that is, on May 31, a total of 501 domestic flights carrying 44,593 passengers operated in the country, informed civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

This comes after domestic aviation services were suspended in the country for 2 months to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 followed by a lockdown.

Taking to Twitter, Puri said, “Domestic operations on 31st May 2020 (Day 7) till 2359 hrs.

Departures 501

44,593 passengers handled.

Arrivals 502

44,678 passengers handled.

Total movements 1003 with 89,271 footfalls at airports.

Total number of flyers 44,593″

According to reports, during the pre-lockdown period, Indian airports handled around 3,000 daily domestic flights. In February, around 4.12 lakh passengers travelled daily through domestic flights in India, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data.

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