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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.

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Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, launches non-stop flights connecting Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow airport starting December 4, 2020, in Gurugram.

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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal, in New Delhi.

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Passengers from Delhi deboard an aeroplane as authorities recommenced air services after a gap of almost four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Bhuntar Airport, in Kullu-Manali. As of now, the plane will fly thrice a week.

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Crew members leave a Qantas Airbus A380 after it arrived at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. Australia's largest airline said last month it plans to cut at least 6,000 jobs and keep 15,000 more workers on extended furloughs as it tries to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers undergo thermal screening after arriving from Kolkata at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Agartala.

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Passengers, arriving from Mumbai, leave the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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A woman passenger and her daughter on their arrival at the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport from Delhi, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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A passenger waits in the lounge area of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport before his domestic travel, in Mumbai. A media tour was conducted to witness the preparedness at (CSMIA) post resuming its domestic air service operations.

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Passengers wearing PPE kits check-out from the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport upon their arrival from Bengaluru, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Passengers wait for thermal scanning on their arrival at Mohanbari Airport from Kolkata, following the resumption of domestic flight operations, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Dibrugarh.

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Flight passengers arriving from New Delhi check-out from the NSCBI Airport, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata. Flight services resumed operations at the airport from today.

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Medics screen passengers as they arrive at the NSCBI Airport to catch a flight for Guwahati, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata. Domestic flight operations began at the airport from today.

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Migrants wearing face shields pray to their homeland after they were brought at Birsa Munda International Airport from Mumbai by a special flight, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi. This was the first special flight to transport around 180 migrant labourers from Mumbai to Jharkhand.

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Migrants wearing face shields leave the Birsa Munda International Airport after they were brought by a special flight from Mumbai, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi. This was the first special flight to transport around 180 migrant labourers from Mumbai to Jharkhand.

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Air passengers arriving from Delhi leave the the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna

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Medics screen passengers as they arrive at the NSCBI Airport to catch a flight for Guwahati, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata. Domestic flight operations began at the airport from today.

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Airlines staff members escort elderly passengers outside Birsa Munda International airport following the resumption of flight services, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers from Mumbai arrive at Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport following the resumption of domestic flights, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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A private airlines officer gives instructions to his staff at T3 of IGI airport after the resumption of flight services, in New Delhi. Flight operations were stopped in March after a nationwide lockdown was ordered to halt the spread of coronavirus.

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Passengers, maintaining social distancing, wait at lounge area to take a flight at Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers arrive at T3 of IGI airport for domestic travel after the resumption of flight services, in New Delhi.

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Elderly passengers being escorted by staff members as they arrive at T3 of IGI airport for domestic travel after the resumption of flight services, in New Delhi. Flight operations were stopped in March after a nationwide lockdown was ordered to halt the spread of coronavirus.

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A passenger undergoes thermal screening at Raja Bhoj Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal. The domestic flight services resumed from today after a gap of two months owing to the nationwide lockdown.

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A mother puts on a face shield on her son while waiting for a vehicle after arriving from New Delhi at Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport following the resumption of domestic flights, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Passengers leave for a quarantine centre as they check-out from the Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru.

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A passenger's luggage is sanitized at the airport as domestic flights resume operations after nearly two-month lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Ahmedabad.

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An Indigo plane takes-off from Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Air passenger in full protective gear check-out from the Birsa Munda International Airport following the resumption of the domestic flight operations after a gap of two months owing to COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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A woman and her child are thermally screened as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A security personnel checks a passenger's identity card as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A passenger wearing PPE suit arrives at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A passenger shows the quaratine stamp on his left hand as he checks-out from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.

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Crew members of an airline arrive at the airport as domestic flights resume operations after nearly two-month lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Ahmedabad.

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A worker sanitizes the luggage of passengers leaving from Chaudhary Charan Singh airport after arriving by a domestic flight following its resumption, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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A passenger undergoes screening after arriving at Kempegowda International airport for domestic travel, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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An airline staff wearing protective suit helps a child passenger on a wheelchair at Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru. The domestic passenger flight operations resumed after a gap of two months, owing to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

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A passenger scans her ticket as she arrives at Birsa Munda International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Ranchi. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A SpiceJet plane prepares to take-off from Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers stand in a queue to board an Indigo plane for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, at Chennai airport. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers, wearing masks, stand in a queue as they arrive at airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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A woman passenger along with her children checks-out from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. The domestic passenger flight operations resumed on Monday after a gap of two months, owing to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

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Passengers arrive to catch flights from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. The domestic passenger flight operations resumed on Monday after a gap of two months, owing to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

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Seating benches marked to help passengers maintain social distancing norms at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. The domestic passenger flight operations resumed on Monday after a gap of two months, owing to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

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A passenger gets thermal scanned as she arrives at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Guwahati. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A passenger gets thermal scanned as he arrives at Birsa Munda International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Ranchi. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A security personnel, wearing a protective suit, checks a passenger's identity card at T-3 airport after domestic flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Airlines staff shows victory sign at Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Patna. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Passengers wait at T-3 airport ahead of their domestic travel, after flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers sanitize their luggage at T-3 airport ahead of their domestic travel, after flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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A security personnel checks a passenger's identity card at T-3 airport after domestic flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers arrive at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers maintain social distance as they arrive at Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Patna. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A worker sanitizes luggage of passengers arriving at Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Patna. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Planes parked at T-3 airport, in New Delhi. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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A woman carrying a child arrives at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights were resumed, in New Delhi. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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A passenger gets thermal scanned as he arrives at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights were resumed, in New Delhi. Passenger flight operations were stopped in March after a nationwide lockdown was ordered to halt the spread of the COVID-19.

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An information board is seen outside T3 deparature gates of Indira Gandhi International Aiport, during the fourth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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A airport staff being screened outside Kempegowda International Airport, amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Social distancing markers are seen on the floor outside booking counters of Kempegowda International Airport, amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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A salesperson works at a eatery inside Kempegowda International Airport, amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Cleaning staff members mop the floor at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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A worker sanitizes Chaudhary Charan Singh airport following the domestic passenger flight services will recommence from May 25, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Planes parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj International Airport in Mumbai. PTI Photo

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Workers shift trolleys at the Chennai airport, a day before the resumption of domestic flights services, during the 4th phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A view of the NSCBI Airport during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata. The government has announced for the resumption of domestic flight services in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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A view of the NSCBI Airport during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata. The government has announced for the resumption of domestic flight services in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Airport staff disinfect Sardar Patel International Airport, during the fourth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ahmedabad. India is set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25.

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Aeroplanes parked at IGI Airport during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Aeroplanes parked at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Cleaning staff members clean the floor at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Special seating arrangement to help passengers maintain social distance at Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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A passenger shows his ticket for Srinagar at Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Aeroplanes parked at IGI Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, addresses a press conference on issues related to the civil aviation sector, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting to discuss civil aviation sector, in New Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah (ext. R) is also seen.

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Cathay Pacific aircrafts line up on the tarmac at the Hong Kong International Airport. The global airline's flying schedules have declined since the outbreak of new coronavirus COVID-19.

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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference on issues related to coronavirus, in New Delhi

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh with other dignitaries flags off Guwahati-Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati flight of Alliance Air, at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, in Imphal

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SpiceJet CEO Ajay Singh and Gulf Air CEO Kresimir Kucko shake hands during signing of an MoU between the two airlines, in New Delhi.

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IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta shakes hands with Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Bake during a business announcement of a strategic code-share partnership between Indigo and Qatar airways, in New Delhi.

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SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh, left, and Sheikh Khalid bin Saud Al Qasimi, a son of Ras al-Khaimah ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, right, pose for photographs during a news conference in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. India's low-cost airline SpiceJet announced plans to build its first international hub in the United Arab Emirates, offering a pledge of support to Boeing Co. by saying it would use now-grounded 737 MAX aircraft in the operation once regulators approve the planes for flight.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi issues a 'special' flying permit to Mumbai-based aviator Amol Yadav for his six-seater plane-all built on his terrace, in New Delhi.

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People look at the damaged tail end of a private helicopter which was hit by an object while making an emergency landing at Kedarnath helipad soon after take-off, in Rudraprayag district

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British passengers with Thomas Cook wait in long queue at Antalya airport in Antalya. Hundreds of thousands of travellers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its employees. According to reports Monday morning some 21,000 Thomas Cook travellers were stranded in Turkey alone.

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British passengers wait for news on cancelled Thomas Cook flights at Palma de Mallorca airport. Spain's airport operator AENA says that 46 flights have been affected by the collapse of the British tour company Thomas Cook, mostly in the Spanish Balearic and Canary archipelagos.

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Seen through a perimeter fence, a Thomas Cook aircraft on the tarmac at Gatwick Airport, England. British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad.

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Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce & Industry Hardeep Singh Puri addresses the inaugural session of ‘Cyclonic Resistance Design Consideration for Roofing and Facade System in Coastal & High Speed wind Zones’, organised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with the Institution of Engineers (India), in New Delhi. AAI Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra and others are also seen.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defense and Space, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and French Defense Minister Florence Parly attend the unveiling of the French-German-Spanish New Generation Fighter (NGF) model during a visit at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France.

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A Dassault Falcon 8X jet performs at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France.

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Visitor looks at a Pilatus PC-21, a new training aircraft for fighter crews of the French Army, build by Swiss plane maker Pilatus at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France.

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A Dassault Rafale fighter jet performs a demonstration flight as a passenger aircraft flies in background at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, north east of Paris, France.

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A crew member stands in a Japan Kawasaki C-2 tactical military transport aircraft at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, north east of Paris, France.

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A Dassault Rafale fighter jet performs his demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, north east of Paris, France.

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An Airbus A330 performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, north east of Paris, France. The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max.

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Jet Airways employees raise slogans during a protest appealing the government's interference to save the debt-laden airlines, outside Civil Aviation Ministry, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Jet Airways employees raise slogans during a protest appealing the government's interference to save the debt-laden airlines, outside Civil Aviation Ministry, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Kamgar Sena President Suryakant Mahadik addresses a press conference regarding Jet Airways issue, in Mumbai.

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