Airlines misplaced 85.7% income in Quarter 1: Hardeep Singh Puri

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 16

The authorities immediately mentioned the overall income of airways in India has come down by 85.7 per cent to Rs 3,651 crore through the first quarter of monetary yr 2020-21 compared to the final fiscal’s corresponding interval as a consequence of Covid-19. Giving particulars on the influence of Covid-19 on the aviation sector, Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned regardless of big income loss, the worker rely on the Indian carriers went down from 74,887 on March 31 to 69,589 on July 31, a lower of solely 7.07 per cent.

The minister additional mentioned, “The revenue of airport operators has reduced from Rs 5,745 crore during April-June 2019 to Rs 894 crore during April-June 2020 and the employee count in this case has reduced from 67,760 on March 31 to 64,514 on July 31.”

Scheduled home flight providers had been suspended in India from March 25 to May 24 as a consequence of Covid-19 induced lockdown. They had been resumed from May 25, however in a curtailed method.

The worker rely at floor dealing with companies fell by 22.44 per cent to 29,254 in April-July interval, the minister mentioned.

“The revenue of Indian carriers has reduced from Rs 25,517 crore during April-June 2019 to Rs 3,651 crore during April-June 2020,” Puri mentioned, whereas informing that nationwide provider Air India’s complete income has lowered from Rs 7,066 crore throughout April-June 2019 to Rs 1,531 crore through the first quarter of 2020-21.

478.1 acres required for Ayodhya airport

  • With a proposal to construct an airport at Ayodhya, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has positioned a requirement for 478.1 acres, required for the event of the primary section of the ability.
  • Informing this in a written reply to a query within the Rajya Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned, “The UP Government has informed that they have earmarked Rs525.92 crore for acquiring land for the airport.”
  • A multi-disciplinary crew of the AAI visited the prevailing Ayodhya airport in December final yr to conduct a pre-feasibility research.

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