Kolkata airport welcomes passengers arriving as flights resume after 2 months
Kolkata : Almost two months after the domestic passenger flight services were suspended amid lockdown in India, the passengers flight operations resumed for Bengal on Thursday.
The Kolkata airport tweeted that 122 passengers from Delhi arrived in the city after two months.
"Welcome Back Passengers! #KolkataAirport saw the arrival of 122 passengers from @DelhiAirport after two long months and 40 passengers departed to #Guwahati. Proper checks were followed and regular sanitization was carried out in terminal which was abuzz with passengers," the (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International) NSCBI airport posted on Twitter.
While, flights for many parts of the country were opened on May 25, same could not happen for Kolkata due to the restoration work and time required after cyclone Amphan rattled many parts of the state.
On Thursday, 10 flights will take off from Kolkata and an equal number will arrive in Kolkata, news agency PTI reported. Domestic flight operations will also resume at Bagdogra airport in north Bengal too.
Passengers flying to and from the state have been asked by the West Bengal government to mandatorily submit “filled up self-declaration form” at the time of arrival to the state health officials.