Airport Authority of India announces Standard Operating Procedures’s for flights
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for airports as the government announced resumption of domestic flights from May 25.
- Aarogya Setu mobile application is not mandatory for children below 14 years of age.
- Other passengers, however, are required to install the app on their phone and it will be verified by the airport staff or Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stationed at the gate. Passengers who don’t show “green” on the app, won’t be allowed to enter.
- Passengers have also been asked to wear masks and gloves.
- Passengers must compulsorily walk through thermal screening zone on city side before entering airport terminal building. Airport operators must make appropriate arrangement for sanitisation of passengers’ baggage before entry into terminal building.
- Parking and kerb areas to be strictly monitored in coordination with CISF and traffic police to prevent congestion and maintain social distancing. Only personal vehicles and authorised taxi services will be allowed to enter.
- State governments and local authorities to ensure availability of public transport and taxis for providing connectivity the the airport for passengers as well as staff of the airlines.
- Passengers have been advised to reach airport two hours before the scheduled time of departure of their flights. Passengers who have departure in next four hours will only be allowed to enter the building.
- The aviation ministry advised pregnant ladies and passengers with ailments to avoid travel.
- The ministry said only one check-in bag and one cabin bag will be allowed.
- Only those passengers with confirmed web check-in will be allowed to enter the airport
- The airlines will not provide meal services on board
- No newspaper or magazines will be provided by the airlines
- Use of baggage trolley to be minimised