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Domestic flights resume in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal yet to resume operations

Last week, the Centre had announced resumption of domestic flight services from May 25 under specific rules and guidelines

Domestic flights resume in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal yet to resume operations
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Amaravathi, First Published May 26, 2020, 3:43 PM IST
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Krishna (Andhra Pradesh): Nearly two months after coronavirus induced lockdown across the country, domestic flight operations resumed in Andhra Pradesh today (May 26).

People at the airport were seen maintaining social distancing. Thermal screening of passengers was also being done by authorities. The first SpiceJet plane from Bengaluru landed at Vijayawada airport with 79 passengers at 7.30 am.

All passengers, on arrival, were sent on special buses for home quarantine.

Meanwhile, the flight returned to Bengaluru at around 8.30 am. Passengers returning to Bengaluru were allowed only after sanitisation and thermal screening.

Vijayawada sub collector Dhyanchand inspected the arrangements made at the airport.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended in India since March 25 after the Central government imposed a lockdown to contain COVID-19. 

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