Save for later Print Download Share LinkedIn Twitter INDIA -- The federal civil aviation ministry cut capacity limits for domestic airlines to 50% from 80% in the wake of surging Covid-19 infections across the country (JFI May21'21). India permitted airlines to resume flights at a third of their capacity on domestic routes last May following a nationwide shutdown last March. Capacity was gradually ramped up to 80% in December and carriers had been hoping all restrictions would be lifted. The devastating second wave of the virus cut domestic passenger traffic to 5.7 million in April from 7.7 million in January. Jet demand fell back to 110,000 b/d in April.