AAI Issues SOP for recommencement of Domestic/Commercial operations

May 21: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to all its airports for recommencement of domestic commercial flight operations from 25th May. The regulations have been detailed in a 6-page document released by AAI. The main points are

  1. All passengers must compulsorily be registered with the Aarogya Setu app on their phones and show it for verification to CISF/airport staff at the entry point.
  2. Aarogya Setu app is not mandatory for children below 14 years of age
  3. Airport staff must be provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, face masks with hand sanitisers.
  4. Social distancing should be maintained among passengers.
  5. Social distancing should be maintained while seating by blocking chairs with proper markers/tapes.
  6. All food and beverage (F&B) and retail outlets to be opened with COVID-19 precautions & take-away to be encouraged to prevent crowding.
  7. Should Promote digital payments, self-ordering booths at F&B and retails outlets.
  8. Passengers with confirmed web check-in will be allowed to enter the airport.
  9. Passengers will be required to wear protective gear (face mask) and only one check-in bag will be allowed.
  10. Elderly, pregnant ladies, passengers with health issues should avoid air travel.
  11. Passengers shall compulsorily walk through the screening zone for thermal screening at a designated place in the city side before entering the terminal building.