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India airports 'abuzz' again

India resumed airport operations this week. Picture: delhiairport/Instagram.

India resumed airport operations this week. Picture: delhiairport/Instagram.

Published May 29, 2020

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India is the latest destination to resume airport operations. The country reopened its airports this week after a two-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airports will follow a strict process to ensure the wellbeing of staff and travellers. 

Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has begun the scheduling of domestic flights from May 25. The airport encouraged that passengers do online check-in.

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Each airline will be allocated a certain number of check-in rows, it revealed on its website. “Passengers for one airline will not be allowed to use facilities designated for another. The boarding pass will be issued by the airline only after the passenger confirms to the declaration below. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for more information," the airport revealed. 

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Today has been a day of many firsts in a while - @indigo.6e's first departure and @spicejetairlines’s first arrival at #DelhiAirport. To know more about flying, please visit our link in bio. #IndiaFightsCorona #FlySafe

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According to CNN, cabin crew are required to wear full-body personal protective equipment, and it will be mandatory for passengers to wear masks. Food or drink service on planes won’t be allowed. The publication revealed that people can bring “ dry” food with them. 

While India seems to have it covered on social distancing and Covid-19 preventative measures, not everything ran smoothly. The Times of India reported that the State of Maharashtra will operate 25 flights to operate to and from Mumbai. 

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Aviation minister Hardeep Sing Puri tweeted that India’s airports were “abuzz again”. 

He revealed that figures for domestic flights for May 28, He said there were 494 departures and 38,078 passengers. There were 493 arrivals and 38,389 passengers He said the total footfalls at airports were 76,467 passengers with the total number of flyers standing at 38,078.

 

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