Domestic Flights Resume: Over 600 Passengers Arrive in Guwahati Today
GUWAHATI: Out of the 8 flights that were confirmed to land at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport, Guwahati, 7 have already landed so far. Earlier yesterday, LGBI Airport was expected to receive 32 flights. However, the number got reduced because of large number of cancellations – mainly weather-related.
Out of the 686 passengers expected to arrive in the state, 547 have arrived and 139 passengers will arrive at 7:45 pm this evening via Indigo Airlines’ flight 6E 694 from New Delhi.
After two months of closure, commercial passenger flights in the country have resumed along with resumption of domestic passenger flight services for northeast region.
Guwahati being the gateway and entry point to the northeast successfully handled 8 arrivals alongside 8 departures from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Imphal.
All essential and mandatory arrangements in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic were in place, from health screening to luggage sanitisation of the passengers who were stranded due to nationwide lock-down in several states of northeast, as per a press release issued by the Guwahati Airport Authorities.
Passengers arriving were thoroughly checked for quarantine by the Assam health department, in the presence of state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who himself was taking stock of all medical screening and preparedness for arrival passengers at LGBI Airport Guwahati.
Separate counters were made for screening of arrivals for different districts and states, to be segregated for the mandatory quarantines.
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport
- Domestic flights