Only 8 passengers on board 70-seater Alliance Air Chandigarh-Kullu aircraft as flights resume
Direct flight operations from Chandigarh to Kullu resumed on Monday with only eight passengers on board.
Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India Limited, deployed its 70-seater ATR 72 aircraft on the route. The flight will operate every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The flights were halted since March 23 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Flight 9I 805 departed from Chandigarh at 10am and arrived in Kullu at 11am.
Flight 9I 806 that was to depart from Kullu at 11.30am and arrive in Chandigarh at 12:30pm was cancelled on Monday due to technical reasons. Airport officials said it will depart for Chandigarh on Tuesday.
The airlines issued its flight schedule till October 24 and tickets can be booked from Air India’s official website.
Alliance Air station manager, Kullu, Akhilesh Vijayi said that the airline is adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines and following the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the ministry of civil aviation. “The aircraft are being rigorously disinfected after each flight to eliminate any risk of contagion,” he said, adding precautionary measures are being taken at the time of check-in, boarding and arrival at the destination.