Aviation Ministry issues guidelines for continuation of domestic flights


The Aviation Ministry today published guidelines for airlines,airports,passengers and other stakeholders, a day after it said that domestic flights will resume from May 25.
The ministry stated there will be no physical check-in at the airports, adding only passengers with confirmed web check-in can enter the airport premises. "No airline will provide meal services in the flights," it stated.

The guidelines further stated that only one check-in bag will be allowed per person.
The guidelines said that airlines will cling to lower and upper limit of fares advised by the government during COVID-19 pandemic duration.
The ministry has advised vulnerable people such as very elderly, pregnant ladies, passengers with health issues to avoid travel.
On May 25, limited operations, about one-third of total capacity, will be permitted.
Further augmentation of flights will be done in a calibrated manner, the ministry has stated.
The airlines will inform passengers that reporting time at airport will be atleast two hours before scheduled time for flight's departure, it stated.


"Boarding for flight will commence 60 minutes before departure and boarding gate will be closed 20 minutes before departure," the Aviation Ministry stated.
Also,the cabin crew will be in protective gear throughout the flight.


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