Tribune News Service
Mohali, May 23
After a gap of two months, the Chandigarh international airport is all set to resume domestic flights to seven destinations in a phased manner. Seven flights will start operating on May 25, two on May 27 and four on June 1.
Various airline operators will start their flights to Srinagar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Leh, Bengaluru, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad.
From May 25, IndiGo flight (6E 495/264) will arrive from Mumbai at 11.30 am and depart at 12.30 pm. Another IndiGo flight (6E 0545/455) will reach here from Delhi at 11.40 am and depart at 12.40 pm. Yet another flight of the operator will land in the city from Bengaluru at 2 pm and depart at 2.40 pm.
Air Asia’s flight (I51325/1825) from Bengaluru will arrive at 12.25 pm and leave at 1 pm. Air India’s flight (9I 9713/714) from Dharamsala will land at 2.25 pm and fly back at 3.05 pm while its second flight (9I 9831/832) from Delhi will reach the city at 8.35 pm and return at 9 pm. Vistara’s flight (UK 706/707) from Delhi will arrive at 2.45 pm and depart at 3.30 pm.
From May 27, Air India’s flight (AI 3415/16) will land here from Leh at 11.30 am and return at 1.40 pm while its second flight (AI 463/464) will arrive from Delhi at 12.10 pm and leave at 2.10 pm.
On June 1, GoAir will resume operation of its four flights, two from Ahmedabad and one each from Delhi and Mumbai.
To ensure social distancing at the airport, markings have been made on the floor to help passengers stand with a minimum gap of 1 metre. Passenger seating arrangement is also done in a manner that ensures social distancing.
The airport has also formulated standard operating procedure for the safety of passengers and staff. These measures include social distancing, stringent thermal screening, besides ensuring sanitisation of the airport. Separate dustbins are kept at various locations to dispose of the PPE.
Ajay Bhardwaj, CEO, Chandigarh International Airport Limited, said the airport was fully geared up to fight the threats of Covid-19 and the safety and security of passengers was always on the top of the agenda.
He said dos and don’ts were displayed on the flight information display system. Passengers were requested to adhere to all instructions, Bhardwaj added.
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