Domestic flight operations were suspended for two months from March 24, 2020 due to COVID-19

The number of domestic air passengers reached its highest level since May 25 last year with 3,13,668 people travelling on 2,353 flights on Sunday.

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry said this was the highest since the resumption of domestic flights on May 25, 2020.

The total number of flight movements on Sunday was 4,699 while airports saw 6,17,824 footfalls, it said in a statement.

"India flies high with confidence," Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S Puri said on Twitter, detailing the figures.

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, Domestic flight operations were suspended with effect from midnight of March 24, 2020.

Operations resumed in a graded manner after two months on May 25, under strict COVID-19 protocols and a cap on the number of passengers in an aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Minister had recently said that air travel was emerging as a preferred mode of travel due to safety, efficiency and time saving.