Monday, May 18, 2020

Air India flight from London to bring 119 to Kashi today

Varanasi: After March 23, LBS International Airport will witness landing of the first commercial flight on its runway on Monday when an Air India flight will bring 119 passengers from London.
All the passengers reaching here from London will be kept in institutional quarantine for which paid accommodation at hotels in three categories have also been finalised by the district administration.
Talking to TOI on Sunday, airport director Akashdeep Mathur said, “An AI flight will reach here at 2.10 pm on Monday with around 200 passengers on board. Of them, 119 will alight here while other will go to Gaya in Bihar by the same flight.”

Regarding preparedness for resumption of flight operations at the airport, Mathur said, “Immediately after the closing of airport with the announcement of lockdown, no commercial flight had landed after March 23. In the period of lockdown we carried out hectic exercises to make the airport ready for safe resumption of passenger services.”

Providing details of preparations, airport’s spokesman said sanitisation of airport has been done while rehearsals to disinfect passengers and their baggage had also been carried out.

“Queue managers and stickers are placed to maintain safe distance among passengers,” he said adding, “check-in and immigration counters are modified to prevent direct contact.”
Sensor-based sanitizer dispensers are placed at entry points, check-in and arrival areas, he said adding, airport is committed to provide safe operation and environment to its staff and passengers.
18/05/20 Times of India

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