Hyderabad airport: On Thursday, The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located in Hyderabad restarted its direct services to Dubai under Air transport bubbles. It started as a part of efforts made by the union government to connect air connectivity during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In between the Coronavirus pandemic, guidelines and Unlock 4.0 reopening, air travel is showing signs of recovery.
How was the first day went during the arrival and departure of flights?
On Thursday, the airport restarted its services between Dubai and Hyderabad, the first flight of Emirates (EK 526), a Boeing 777- 300ER aircraft, arrived at the Hyderabad international airport at 8.25 am with passengers and the first flight departure from the international airport at 10 am
The arrival and departure of the UAE based Emirates were handled carefully, according to the safety protocols issued by the union ministry of Home affairs. The airport is fully sanitized. The International Arrivals and Interim International Departures Terminal (IITD) of the airport were thoroughly sanitized and were ready for flight operations.
Arrangements were very well done.
Sources said that there were mandatory screening and safety measures during the flight arrival and departure which are necessary to protect against COVID 19 virus. Thermal screening for passengers and mandatory social distancing norms were also in place. Special queuing arrangements were also enforced at the passenger’s processing points.
The airport authorities informed about the guidelines and timings. According to them, the UAE based Emirates airlines would be operating three times a week that is on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
A GMR Hyderabad International Airport statement said, ” The UAE based Emirates airlines would be operating three times a week, i.e, on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Any passenger who wishes to travel can book the tickets from Hyderabad to Dubai as per the guidelines issued by the Union ministry of Home affairs.”
The statement further added that all the passengers will have to follow the norms issued regarding COVID 19 virus.
During Unlock phase 3, the government launched air transport bubbles, which is a temporary arrangement between the two countries. The initiative was taken aiming at restarting the Commercial air passenger services when the regular international air services were suspended due to Coronavirus.