Flight services resume from Chennai; 116 passengers leave for Delhi

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A Delhi-bound Indigo Airlines with 116 passengers was the first flight to be operated from the airport here on Monday when the country resumed domestic air services, officials said

It left for the national capital at 6.40 am while a flight from Delhi operated by the same carrier was the first incoming one, albeit with a far lesser number of passengers, at 27.

A total of 16 flights were scheduled to arrive in the city through the day, according to the Centre’s decision as the Tamil Nadu government had demanded for capping such services to 25 per day, while 19 outbound services were scheduled from the city, they said.

The cities covered by arrival and departure flights include Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Port Blair.

All health protocols, including thermal screening of the passengers, were being followed by officials for both the arriving as well as departing air passengers.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had last week announced resumption of domestic flight services from Monday onwards in a calibrated manner.

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