Sunday, May 24, 2020

19 flights operations to resume from Patna tomorrow

Patna: Altogether 19 domestic flights will resume at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport on Monday with several precautionary measures in place to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to the provisional schedule released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday evening, IndiGo (7), SpiceJet (6), GoAir (5) and Air India (1) will start operating flights from Patna to Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Kolkata and Varanasi from Monday.

City airport’s assistant general manager (air traffic management), Santosh Kumar, said the flights would operate for 14 hours every day. “The first one — IndiGo’s 6E-5373/5374 from Mumbai — will reach here at 7.35am and the last one — GoAir’s G8-198/150 — will leave for Delhi at 9.20pm,” he added.

Passengers will now have to keep in mind the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to maintain social distancing norms while travelling.

Meanwhile, Patna divisional commissioner Sanjay Kumar Agarwal reviewed the arrangements made at the city airport on Saturday for resumption of flights. Yellow markings have been drawn on the premises to ensure social distancing and hand-free sanitizer machines installed at strategic points.
24/05/20 Faryal Rumi/Times of India
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