Sunday, June 14, 2020

Passenger load in domestic flights tripled within 19 days

Jaipur: Since the resumption of domestic flights from Jaipur airport on May 25, the passenger load has tripled within 19 days. However, officials said that this number can’t be termed as normal.
The airport witnessed around 1,000 passengers (arrivals and departures) per day during the initial period. Now, it has now gone up to 3,000.
“People who have emergency are only travelling now. But as passengers are going through standard operating procedures, precautions and other things, they are showing confidence in air travel. The number is gradually increasing. But, it will take some more time to reach a higher load of passengers,” said Jaideep Singh Balhara, director, Airport authority of India (AAI), Jaipur.

Passengers said that they are satisfied with the precautions taken by their respective airlines and the airport authorities; still they have some fear in their minds. “I have got face shield and mask and keeping a sanitizer. I have ensured I should not touch anything inside the aircraft and at the airport, still there is a fear,” said Aniket Solanki, a traveller from Delhi.

Though Jaipur airport has got nearly 22 scheduled flights, yet everyday it is witnessing cancelation of at least eight to 10 flights. “In every flight, the number of passengers is increasing except in Jaipur to Agra route. Some days ago, there were just two passengers on board, still it left for Agra,” said an officer at the Jaipur airport.
14/06/20 Times of India

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