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Airports prepare to handle 30% flights in first phase of ops after lockdown

Both airlines and airports are devising their own SOPs and limited number of flights are being planned to enable social distancing on ground and inside the aircraft

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Pre-lockdown, airports in India handled nearly 7800 scheduled domestic and international flights each day and half of them were handled by AAI airports

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Indian airports are preparing to handle only 30 per cent of the normal flight schedule, in the first phase of operations, after lifting of the lockdown.
Airlines and airports are devising their own standard operating procedures, with a limited number of flights being planned to enable social distancing on ground and inside aircraft. Flight operations have been suspended since March 23, with the date for resumption yet to be announced.
“Once the lockdown is lifted, airports shall be facilitating limited domestic/ international flights in phases,” Airport Authority of India (AAI) said in its internal guidelines on resumption of operations. To

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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 7:44 PM IST

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