17 flights with 2,269 passengers arrive at Srinagar airport

On day 97 of resumption of domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 17 flights with 2,269 passengers on board landed at Srinagar airport on Saturday.

A statement said after arrival, all the passengers were tested for COVID19 and transported to their destinations amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.

The statement said the government has made elaborate arrangements for the arrival, screening, sampling and proper transportation of the passengers to the quarantine centers taking special care of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the Union Ministries of Civil Aviation and Health and Family Welfare.

The statement said while Srinagar airport authorities have received 1,285 domestic flights with 1,74,676 passengers since May 25, Jammu airport authorities have received 801 domestic flights with 66,749 passengers.

The statement said the Jammu and Kashmir government has brought back 3,676 passengers from various countries to the Union Territory through special evacuation flights in the wake of global pandemic, till date.

Meanwhile, 1,011 passengers aboard 10 regular commercial flights and one charter flight arrived at Jammu airport today, said the statement. “A total of 27 domestic flights with 3,280 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar airports.”