As on Wednesday, Union Aviation minister Shree Hardeep Singh Puri announced that the flight services will be resumed from May 25. In order to follow the rules, Chennai Airport is all set to handle approximately 100 flights per day. The flight services have been prohibited as the country was imposed with nation-wide lockdown since March 25.
Chennai airport authority and Airport Authority of India (AAI) are working together for the smooth movement of passengers without any hustle. It is expected that every day around 6000 passengers will arrive at the airport. According to the new guidelines issued by the government, it is mandatory for all passengers to have a thermal screening at the airport. Only asymptotic passengers will be allowed to board the flight.
As per the report, it is expected that around 100 flights will be in movement; 53 taking off and 52 will be landing. The number may increase as many passengers are stranded. To ensure the protection of staff and passengers, the airport is been sanitized and proper hygiene is maintained. The government has issued many guidelines which include no cabin baggage, Aarogya Setu app mandate for everyone, screening prior boarding the flight. All the staff will be equipped with PPE kits to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
The first departure from the Chennai airport will be at 5:40 am and the last arrival is at 11 p.m. Morning flights departure will be for Delhi, Madurai, Salem, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Port Blair, Mumbai, and Guwahati while morning arrivals will be from Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Madurai, and Ahmedabad.