Kolkata: West Bengal authorities cancelled the domestic flights to six cities from 6 July to 19 July. It includes Pune, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Delhi, Nagpur and Chennai. On the request of State Government, this decision came in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases. This move came as a surprise shock to flyers who scheduled their flights during this period.
Kolkata Airport officials on Saturday tweeted, ”It is informed that no flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmadabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till further order whichever is earlier. Inconvenience caused is regretted.”
In the view of rising COVID cases, earlier the WB state government urged Centre to stop the mobility of passengers via train from the major 5 coronavirus hotspot states. It has also surged the Centre to stop the domestic flight services from those hotspot states. Although, flights from other states are allowed once a week, West Bengal Govt said.
So far, Ministry of Civil Aviation gave nod to start the operation of domestic flights from May 25. This move came after two months complete lockdown. Although for the international stranded migrants, govt had allowed the international repatriation flights and cargo flights during lockdown. Government has also cancelled the international flights till July 31.
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