AAI issues standard operating procedure for domestic flights' resumption

AAI issues standard operating procedure for domestic flights' resumption

AAI issues standard operating procedure for domestic flights' resumption

"Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the civil aviation ministry", Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said in a tweet.

Boarding for a flight will commence 60 minutes before departure and the boarding gate will be closed 20 minutes before departure, it said.

The guidelines have mentioned that passengers must compulsorily walk through a thermal screening zone before entering the building.

The guideline is a part of SOP that have been issued to airlines and airport operators before the passenger airlines start to operate again. Many airports are also requiring face coverings. However, major airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are managed by private companies.

New rules for passengers taking domestic flight during the lockdown were released by the government today, including mandatory thermal screening before entering airport terminals, use of face masks and displaying "green" status on the Aarogya Setu app. Passengers will also need to do a web check-in at home and obtain a boarding pass before arriving at the airport.

Traffic in kerb area or city side or auto parking area should be strictly monitored in coordination with the traffic police or the CISF to prevent congestion and maintain social distancing, as per the SOP.

Mats or carpets soaked with bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution) would be placed at the entrance for disinfecting shoes, it said.

Passengers will have to wear masks at all times.

"Just outside the plane inside the airport we are required to practice social distancing and keep six feet between each other at all times", she said.

Use open-air ventilation inside airports where ever possible instead of central air-conditioning.

In the initial stage passenger would be entitled to carry maximum of one hand baggage and one checked-in baggage as per the specifications by the airline of his travel.

According to senior government officials, the government is likely to put a floor price and a cap price on all airfares in order to avoid predatory pricing and high ticket fares. What are the circumstances under which you are willing to take a domestic flight?

Puri did not mention on Tuesday from when global passenger flights would resume.

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