Indian airlines have sought permission to operate 1,418 additional flights per week during the forthcoming winter months, which is an increase of 11.3 per cent than the 12533 flights operated by the carriers in the ongoing summer schedule.
The winter schedule of the Indian airlines commences from the last Sunday of October while the summer schedule starts from the last Sunday of March.
The country’s eleven scheduled carriers together have sought permission to operate 13,951 flights a week in domestic skies during the winters as against a total of 12,533 during the current summer schedule. The increase in the number of flights amounts to 13.37 per cent when compared with last winter when the carriers had operated 12,305 flights.
Meanwhile, DGCA sources said that two new airports will be added during the winter Schedule. “Durgapur in West Bengal and Cudappa in AP are the two new airports that will see operations during the winter schedule,” said a DGCA official.