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Kolkata Airport resumes ops with 11 flights, serves about 3,000 flyers

Sources said usually Kolkata airport handles about 240 flights a day but owing to Covid-19 and the state govt's request, number of flights have been staggered

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Passengers in protective gear at Delhi International Airport on Monday. Photo: Dalip Kumar

Avishek Rakshit Kolkata
After a gap of two months, passenger air services resumed in Kolkata on Thursday as 11 flights landed and took off from the city in a staggered mode after the state government consented to domestic air travel.

“Eleven flights took off and landed in the airport today”, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, director at Kolkata airport, christened Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, said.

A total of 1,745 passengers arrived at the airport and 1,214 passengers flew out from the city. The first flight from Kolkata left for Guhawati at 6.05am with 40 passengers, whereas 122 passengers landed in Kolkata from New Delhi on Thursday

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 8:15 PM IST

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