Domestic airlines started across the country from Monday after a two-month long lockdown. A total of 243 flights are to be operated from Indira Gandhi International Airport today, out of which 118 are coming where a total of 82 flights to Mumbai and Kolkata etc. have been cancelled in these flights. The Airports Authority of India had already issued Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for all airports so that certain precautions and regulations are strictly followed. At the same time, a guideline has been issued by the Union Health Ministry and it is advised that no passengers should be given entry in the airport if they have symptoms of novel coronavirus.
Tapan Sen, a resident of Bagdogra West Bengal from IGI Airport, was to leave for an AirAsia flight from Delhi at 9.25 am. After coming to Delhi from Jammu at six in the morning, it was found that his flight was cancelled. At six in the morning, there were 50 people whose flight was cancelled. Full physical arrangements have been made at the airport.
Hindon Airport is also going to start air flight on Monday evening. At 4:45 pm, the aircraft will fly to Hubli carrying 17 passengers from Hindon. Preparations are on since Monday morning to start the air journey from Hindon Civil Terminal. The entire complex is sanitized. Rules have been made for travelers. Thermal screening of all will be done on the campus. Air travel will be allowed only after a general health check-up. At the same time, all passengers will be quarantined for 14 days after arriving at the destination.