The Airport Authority of India informed on Friday that flight operations at airports in West Bengal’s Kolkata and Bagdogra will remain suspended on three lockdown days of September. A complete lockdown will be observed in West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Kolkata Airport said that as per the state government directives no flight operations will be scheduled on these days from the airport. The official handle of Kolkata Airport tweeted, “Complete lockdown will be observed in West Bengal on 7th Sep, 11th Sep & 12th September 2020. As per State Govt. directives no flight operations will be scheduled on these days from Kolkata Airport.”
On the other hand, Bagdogra Airport also took to Twitter informing passengers that flight operations at the airport will also remain suspended on September 7, 11 and 12, 2020.
Earlier, the West Bengal government had written to the Civil Aviation Ministry seeking suspension of flight operations on lockdown days. Meanwhile, the state government decided to partially lift the ban on flights from six cities reporting maximum COVID-19 cases.
The Kolkata Airport also said that flights from six cities–Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Nagpur will be allowed in a limited manner from September. They will be allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday during the first and second week of September.
The flights from these cities will be allowed in Kolkata on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the third and fourth week of September. Passengers have been requested to check further schedule with the concerned airline.
“Flights from six cities viz Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Nagpur will be allowed in limited manner from September. They will be allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday during 1st and 2nd week of September and Monday, Wednesday and Friday during 3rd and 4th week of September. Passengers are requested to check further schedule with concerned Airline,” Kolkata Airport tweeted.