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Airports prepare to handle 30% flights in first phase of ops after lockdown
Mumbai: Indian airports are preparing to handle only 30 per cent of the normal flight schedule, in the first phase of operations, after lifting of the lockdown.Airlines and airports are devising their own standard operating procedures, with a limited number of flights being planned to enable social distancing on ground and inside aircraft. Flight operations have been suspended since March 23, with the date for resumption yet to be announced.“Once the lockdown is lifted, airports …
Indian aviation may take at least three years to recover to 2019 level murali ramachandran celebi aviation
Source: LivemintGround handling and cargo warehousing sector is heavily dependent on international flights and few domestic airline companies. Since the grounding of airline operations, business has dropped by over 95%, says Murali Ramachandran, chief executive officer-India, Celebi Aviation, a Turkish ground handling company which operates at all major international airports in India. Edited excerpts from an interview.How has your sector been affected by the lockdown imposed to contain covid-19?Amongst the impacted industries, Aviation is in …