Sunday, May 24, 2020

Airports in North K’taka set to resume operation from Monday

Hubballi: The airports in Hubballi, Belagavi and Kalaburagi in the North Karnataka region will resume domestic passenger flight service from Monday.
The service will be resumed in a calibrated manner as per the norms laid down by the ministry of civil aviation to contain the spread the Covid-19.
Star Air, SpiceJet, IndiGo, and other operators have prepared the ground to operate their flights to various destinations after a gap of more than two months.

Speaking to TOI, Belagavi airport director Rajesh Kumar Maurya said, “We have taken care of seating, screening and other arrangements as per the norms to maintain social distancing at the airport premises. Health officials will conduct thermal screening and other routine checks as per standard operating procedure for passenger movement issued by the government.”

A nodal officer from the district health screen the passengers arriving from Mumbai, Pune and other states. They will be placed under institutional quarantine as per the norms set by the government.

IndiGo airline has finalised its schedule to operate its flight to Hyderabad from Belagavi on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday which arrives and departs at 9.20am and 9.50am respectively, while Alliance Air will operate flights to Pune which will arrive and depart at 1.15pm and 2pm on all the days except Sundays. SpiceJet will operate its flights to Hyderabad which will arrive and depart at 5.22pm and 5.55pm and also to Mumbai which will arrive and depart at 11.50am and 12.10 noon respectively. TruJet will also operate flights to Mysuru and Hyderabad. “I have accepted this schedule and now awaiting for the final approval from DGCA which is expected to give its nod soon”, the official added.
24/05/20 Basavaraj Kattimani/Times of India
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