The government said today that domestic flights and civil aviation operations will start operation from 25 May in a “calibrated” manner. According to the minister, special operating procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are being separately issued.
The announcement came amid the fourth phase of the lockdown which was imposed by the government on 25 March in order to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Commercial flight operations within the country are suspended since Annunciation when the govt first imposed a nationwide lockdown. Currently, the citizens are observing the fourth phase of the lockdown during which several relaxation within the movement and various other operations including availability of services are allowed in most places barring the containment zones within the country.
The Airports Authority of India on Sunday had also issued for passengers once the flight services resume. The authority says that thatv passengers got to mandatorily download the Aarogya Setu app, do a web-check in and carry a print out of their boarding card before heading to the airport to catch a flight. It also stated that air travellers must maintain a distance of 4 feet from co-passengers, wear a mask and other protective gear, wash or sanitise their hands frequently and carry a 350 ml bottle of sanitiser all the time.