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Tripura: First domestic flight lands at MBB Airport with 166 passengers

After a two months-long wait, domestic flight services resumed in MBB Airport Agartala, Tripura as 166 passengers from Kolkata landed in Agartala on Friday morning. All the passengers are being subjected to adequate thermal screening, sample collection is going on as per the new standard operating procedure and the Airport Authorities are evading any kind of direct contact between the Airport staff and the passengers.

 Speaking over this issue, MBB Airport Director VK Seth expressed that due to some constraints in the Kolkata Airport, the number of flights operating from here squeezed but as soon as the situation meet normalcy everything would be reinstated.

“After 25th May, this is the first domestic scheduled flight to land here in Tripura operated by Indigo Airlines. As I have been informed, 166 passengers have arrived here in MBB Airport in Tripura and 167 passengers are scheduled to leave. All the preventive measures, as per the new guidelines have been put on place here and as an Airport Director, I am quite satisfied with the arrangements. Not less than 4 medical teams are there to conduct thermal screening and all in the time of arrival and departure.

Nevertheless, as per the decided ratio, the sample collection process is also on. Moreover, all the passengers have been asked to do web-check-in. In today’s flight, all the passengers have done web-check in. Of late, enclosures have been also set up to evade anyone to one contact in the terminal building”, Said Seth. An aspiring medical student who got her flight delayed by a month reached home through the first flight. Overjoyed she expressed as to how parents were tense owing to the COVID 19 situations across the country since she was traveling solo every time towards Tripura.  

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“I have been staying at Kolkata for last 11 months to prepare for medical entrances. I was all set to reach home by April but as all the flights are delayed I could not make it to. However,  I am a bit static right now as finally I will meet my family after a long time. I thank the government for taking decision in time for the stranded people in other states”, the medical student added.

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