The aviation regulator DGCA said on Tuesday that airlines must ensure that 50% of cockpit and cabin crew members are submitted to daily pre-flight alcohol tests.
"In the case of flying training institutes, 50% of instructors and 40% of student pilots will be exposed to pre-flight breath-analyser on a daily basis," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation noted in a notification (DGCA).
The warning was issued “in light of a decreasing trend of COVID-19 cases and an increase in air traffic volume as a result of the restoration of regular operations,” according to the notice.
India resumed full scheduled international flights on March 27 this year.
The country resumed full scheduled domestic flights on October 18, 2021.
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