The authorities have decided to relax travel restrictions due to a decrease in COVID-19 instances. This appears to have invigorated travellers, since there is a heavy surge of passengers all over.
The heavy influx of passengers has increased not only the occupancy of many flights, but has also exceeded the capacity of numerous routes.
There are no seats available on any of the direct flights connecting the two cities over the next two to three days due to the large volume of passengers on the Nagpur-Mumbai route.
A city-based travel agent and member of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) confirmed that the number of air passengers have increased in the
recent past. â€œA large number of passengers are traveling on Nagpur-Mumbai and Nagpur-New Delhi routes. This has been going on for the past 5-6 days
and thus we are struggling to book the tickets. Apart from this, the air fair has also gone up considerably,â€ he said.
On an average Nagpur to Mumbai airfare was between Rs 4000 and Rs 5000 which has now gone up to Rs 14,500. Similar hike was reported in the air fair for Nagpur-New Delhi flights.
The travel agent said that the commercial activities across the country are picking up momentum which is the main reason for the increased number of air passengers. Apart from this, assembly elections in some states and other events have been creating an additional number of air travelers.