AirAsia : With flight operations as set to resume in a calibrated manner from 25th May as announced by the Civil Aviation Ministry, Hardeep Singh Puri, low-cost carrier AirAsia India has started taking the domestic flight bookings for 21 destinations.
In a tweet,as the carrier said, “AirAsia India is resuming domestic flight operations tomorrow, i.e. 25.05.2020. Passengers undertaking travel to any state are required to read, understand, and comply with the health and other protocols prescribed by the destination State / UT for airline travelers.”
“The airline wouldn’t be liable for repatriating or bearing any quarantine or related costs of any guests,” it also tweeted.
As Sunil Bhaskaran who is AirAsia India Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer quoted to PTI that – “We are appreciative of the government working collaboratively with all stakeholders to define the new protocols to assist open up domestic flying during a calibrated manner keeping the health and safety of passengers and therefore the airline crew focused . The new SOPs and guidelines will pave the way for ensuring and instilling a way of confidence amongst passengers,”. Passengers will have to mandatorily web check-in, complete their self-declaration form, and also download the Aarogya Setu application before they arrive at the airport. They have been advised to report 2 to 4 hours prior to the departure time to allow enhanced health and safety processes to take place. It also added that the Reverse zone boarding process starting from the rear of the aircraft would be followed.
Commercial flight operations in the country have been suspended since 25th March when the government first imposed a nationwide lockdown. Currently, the citizens are observing the fourth phase of the lockdown in which several relaxations in the movement and various other operations including the availability of services have been allowed in almost all the places barring the containment zones in India.