New Delhi: SOPs for airline passengers have been announced by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) a day after the government announced that domestic flights would resume from May 25 (Monday).
Passengers must compulsorily walk through a thermal screening zone before entering the airport terminal building and all have to have the Aarogya Setu app on their mobiles. The app will not be needed for children below 14.
Yesterday, Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that domestic passenger flights would resume “in a calibrated manner”.
The minister also said “it is not viable” to keep middle seat vacant as ticket prices would shoot up.
Flights were stopped in late March, when the country went into lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Airports have started preparing for flights in the time of COVID-19.
Contactless security checks and physical distancing in food areas will be enforced.
Airport authorities are also in talks with cab aggregators on a “sticker system” to indicate that the vehicle is ready and sanitized for passenger use.
The government has not indicated when international travel will restart.
Most airports are already functional as cargo flights, those for medical evacuation and special flights to repatriate Indians stranded abroad have been operating during the lockdown.
Source By NDTV