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Domestic flights to resume in calibrated manner from May 25


Team Udayavani, May 20, 2020, 5:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday domestic scheduled commercial passenger flights will resume in a calibrated manner from May 25, two months after the services were shut due to coronavirus.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25, when the Modi government imposed lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday, May 25, 2020. All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May,” Puri said on Twitter.

“SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” he added.

The Airports Authority of India on Sunday made it mandatory to download the Aarogya Setu app on mobile phones, do a web-check in and carry a print out of their boarding pass before heading to the airport to catch a flight. Passengers will also have to wear a mask and other protective gear and maintain at least four-feet physical distance from co-passengers, the guidelines said.

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