New SOPs for operating domestic flights within the country amid COVID-19 pandemic has issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The air transport wing of the Civil Aviation Authority, Issued the new set of the SOPs witnessed fewer guidelines, 12, as compared to past which saw 26 instructions for travelling in the domestic flights as the country has witnessed a sharp reduce in COVID-19 cases.
As per to details, Social distancing and wearing a face mask are declared mandatory for the all the travelers.
The travelers could be dropped before the domestic lounge at the airport, however, no one would be allowed to accompany them.
There would be a complete ban on any sort of protocol or meet or greet within the airport premises.
The plane should be disinfected before the boarding process and the crew members should use PPE kits, surgical masks and hand gloves during the flight, Special care should be ensured for food packaging during the flight while washrooms should also be disinfected by flight attendants every time after being used by a passenger.
The notification of newly issued SOPs reads that contact numbers and other data of all passengers on board should be obtained for follow-up purpose, The PPE kits and other material should be disposed-off properly after the flight.
The guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority read and further added that usable material should be disinfected properly.
The newly issued SOPs will remain in place from September 02 (Today) to October 31 and would be enforced on all chartered and private flights.
All airlines, aircraft operators, ground handling agents would be bound to implement upon the SOPs.
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