This comes after the Railways also extended the suspension of passenger services till May 3 considering the extension of the national lockdown for another two weeks times.
The government had suspended all domestic flights from the midnight of March 24. Suspension of international flights had been announced before that.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing the extension of lockdown till May 3, said that India has done a lot better than other countries in containing the damage done vy Covid-19. He acknowledged the economic pain suffered by the country but said that it pales in significance when comapared to the protection of lives of countrymen.
Airlines have been the worst hit due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown as the business has come to a grindfing halt. Air Deccan had to shut its services owing to significant drop in business. Many airlines have asked their employees to take pay cut while other stringent measures could come into force once the airlines resume operations.