Airlines flew 58,318 passengers to their destination on first day of flights after lockdown

Airlines flew 58,318 passengers to their destination on first day of flights after lockdown

New Delhi: The Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri knowledgeable on Tuesday (May 26, 2020) that over 58,318 passengers flew to their vacation spot on the primary day of the passenger flight resumption.

The Minister additionally mentioned that there have been round 832 flights that operated on Monday.

The home passenger flights resumed operations on Monday (May 25) after it was halted for nearly two months because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The first flight on Monday took off from Delhi for Pune at 4.45 AM underneath strict rules really useful by the civil aviation authorities, whereas the primary flight from Mumbai was to Patna at 6.45 AM.

Although, based on PTI, as many as 630 flights have been cancelled on Monday after West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh confirmed reluctancy to permit home flight providers from their airports.

The Civil Aviation Minister additionally knowledgeable that the operations have began in Andhra Pradesh from right this moment (May 26) and that the numbers are all set to soar increased.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) state authorities in West Bengal issued pointers for passengers who might be taking home flights to the state. The West Bengal will restart passenger flight operations from May 28.

As per the advisory issued by the federal government, individuals getting into Bengal as soon as home flights are allowed within the state from May 28 should submit a self-declaration kind stating that that they had not examined positive for COVID-19 up to now two months. The passengers additionally must endure well being screening after their arrival on the airport, it mentioned. 

With the aviation sector reeling underneath extreme stress because of the coronavirus-triggered lockdown that was imposed on March 25, the federal government had final week introduced the resumption of home flight providers from May 25 underneath particular guidelines and pointers.

It had set a cap on ticket pricing, made sporting of face masks by passengers obligatory, no meals served onboard planes, and making accessible particulars of medical circumstances by travellers by means of the Aarogya Setu app or by filling up of a self-declaration kind.

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