The Indian domestic airline companies have been allowed by the government to operate 60 percent of their pre-coronavirus passenger flights till February 24 in 2021. The Civil Aviation Ministry has taken the decision despite prevailing coronavirus crisis in the country.

In the past few weeks the number of fresh COVID-19 cases saw a decline throughout India. However on Wednesday, the country witnessed a 20 percent spike in the daily coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry said while citing the collected data.

On Wednesday morning, India had recorded 46,253 fresh coronavirus cases, while the figure was only 38,310 on Tuesday.

The overall active cases till Wednesday morningwas 5,33,787, with the total tally touching 83,13,877.

Last month, the Civil Aviation Ministry had announced that it will increase the domestic flight operations from 45 percent to 60 percent.

On May 25, the Indian government had allowed resumption of the domestic flight operations. The operations were on a halt for more than two months when the nation was going through the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the ministry had allowed the operations of the passenger flights with only 30 percent capacity to make sure that the social distancing was followed.