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Recovery flight: Airlines gear up to deploy more capacity as traffic rises

Recovery flight: Airlines gear up to deploy more capacity as traffic rises
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New Delhi, Dec 6 : Rising passenger numbers have lifted the prospects of India's Covid battered airline sector, as industry players rush to augment capacity, increase hiring and scale up operations.

In terms of numbers, the domestic passenger traffic has gradually risen from 30,000 on May 25 to 2.52 lakh on November 30.

The Centre has allowed airlines to deploy up to 80 per cent of their pre-Covid flight capacity.

Besides, the capacity augmentation has also lifted the stock prices of listed airlines.

The sector was heavily dented by Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown as passenger air services were suspended from March 25 till May 25.

Asked about the readiness to deploy more capacity, Willy Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo, said: "We are certainly ready and preparing to deploy 80 per cent of our previous capacity in the domestic market."

"We look forward to getting back to 100 per cent in due course, early in 2021. So far demand has been robust and we believe it will continue to grow steadily.

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Madhya Pradesh: As OBC body observes state bandh over reservation, Congress extends support

Madhya Pradesh: As OBC body observes state bandh over reservation, Congress extends support
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Bhopal: OBC Mahasabha, an organisation representing the OBC community, is observing 'state bandh' in Madhya Pradesh today to raise the demand for 27 per cent reservation to the community.The protest has come two days after the Supreme Court allowed the Madhya Pradesh government to continue with the elections along with reservation for OBCs in local bodies in the state with a limit of total 50 per cent reservation in it.The OBC Mahasabha expressed its displeasure with the SC order, saying that giving only 14 per cent reservation to the OBCs will be an injustice to the community.While speaking to media, former MP CM Kamal Nath said, "We support them.

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'Tourists who want exciting time': Video of Sri Lanka PM joking goes viral

'Tourists who want exciting time': Video of Sri Lanka PM joking goes viral
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Tourists coming to Sri Lanka can even take part in protest, PM's reply goes viral

In an interview with Sky News, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said tourists who are looking for an exciting time can visit Sri Lanka as there are several options now in the strife-torn island country.

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