Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lohegaon airport starts screening domestic flyers

Pune: The Pune airport started screening domestic flyers with a history of foreign travel from Friday, a senior authority of the facility said.

A state health department official said, “We ask the flyers about their travel history in the last 28 days and on that basis we screen them. We are trusting the information they give us,” the official said, adding the travellers with history of travel abroad are asked which country they visited, following which they are screened.
Pune airport director Kuldeep Singh said the state health department had commissioned two teams to carry out the screenings at the facility.

He said on an average, one passenger takes between 10 and 15 seconds to get screened.
At present, there are 170 flight movements at the airport and 85 domestic flights arrive at the facility. “There has been a drop of around 20 to 25% passengers in most flights,” an airline official said.
22/03/20 Joy Sengupta/Times of India
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