The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the ministry's order.
It was also decided full vaccination by October 15 would be compulsory to use public transport facilities, said Umar, also the minister for planning.
Scindia said that new airports have been opened in many smaller cities and air services started on new routes, connecting these places with big cities.
The mask mandate has been controversial and has led to many encounters between passengers who don't want to wear a mask and flight attendants asked to enforce the rule.
Central ministries, including the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, are currently discussing the matter with various other stakeholders, they added.
Domestic air travel set to become costlier, government raises lower limit on fares by 13-16 per cent
Domestic air travel is set to become costlier as the Civil Aviation Ministry raised the lower limit on fares by 13 to 16 per cent.
It showed that Air India, GoAir, Vistara and AirAsia India carried 9.17 lakh, 6.12 lakh, 5 lakh and 5.42 lakh passengers respectively in March.
Indian airline companies, just like their global peers, have been badly hit due to the pandemic-induced crisis.
Air carriers reporting a 50 per cent no-show, 90 per cent cancellation of tickets to Southeast Asia.
Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them to a resort in Kochi.