80 flights at Delhi’s IGI airport cancelled

With the resumption of domestic flight operations, Vistara Airlines on Monday started its operation with the first flight to Bhubaneswar from the national capital.

Written by May 25, 2020 13:45

New Delhi: As many as arrival and departure of 80 flights at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport have been cancelled, officials said.

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Earlier, the flight schedule was made for all airports including West Bengal (flight operations from May 28), Maharashtra (25 takeoffs and 25landings every day) and Chennai (incoming passenger flights restricted to 25).

With the resumption of domestic flight operations, Vistara Airlines on Monday started its operation with the first flight to Bhubaneswar from the national capital.

Vistara Air UK-785 departed for Bhubaneswar with 95 passengers at 6:50 am on Monday. All passengers were screened before boarding the flight at Delhi’s IGI airport.

“We’re strictly following the government’s guidelines to ensure safety against COVID19. Today has been a different experience as we’re not used to wearing protective gear over our uniforms. All passengers followed the guidelines,” a flight attendant on Vistara’s Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight said.

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Passengers’ deboarding were seen wearing face shields as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. The Central government has announced the resumption of domestic flight operations from today in a phased manner. (ANI)