Last updated on 12 August 2020
Airport Authority of India is expecting by end of lockdown few limited flights will be started in some major cities, Airports of India is working on SOP how they will manage this.
Post lockdown Airports will be operated in less capacity around some 50% or even less than 50%. In less capacity of staff in Airports it will be challenging them how they will manage the passenger. So Airport Authority of India is planning for new slots and in new slots flights will operate.
“Based on the social distancing norms, airports will work out the terminal building capacity and forward it to CHQ (central headquarters) so that slot allocation for the planned scheduled flights post COVID 19 lockdown by airline operators can be done accordingly,” AAI said in an internal communication
“The watch hours will continue to be limited initially and airlines should try to operate within the watch hours. However, the watch hours will be restored to original pre-COVID timings gradually once normalcy is restored,” it added
“Immediately after the lockdown is lifted, or as per government directives in this direction, the scheduled flight operations will commence. Hence, all airports are required to be in preparedness to handle the flight operations,” AAI said in an international communication.
“Initially it is presumed that airline operations will be limited to Tier-l cities i.e. metros and some of the state capitals and major Tier-ll cities. The flight schedule may be cleared on city pair basis, so the origin and destination airports are open fully from lock down situation,” it added
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