The aviation regulator DGCA in its fresh directive to the airlines amidst the lockdown has clearly stated that the airlines should stop taking bookings .
Private Indian airlines were taking bookings on Sunday on select flights from May 4. The lockdown 2.0 is due to end on May 3 . The first phase was from March 24 to April 15 .
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had advised airlines to open bookings only after the government takes a decision on resumption of passenger flights.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Sunday evening, stating: “All airlines are hereby directed to refrain from booking tickets… Further, the airlines may note that they shall be given sufficient notice and time for restarting operations.”