The flight operations across India that were supposed to begin from Monday (May 25, 2020) at the Kolkata airport have now been deferred due to the aftermath of the Cyclone Amphan. The state government requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to defer the resumption of flights from Kolkata airport due to the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan.
The flight operations will now resume from May 28 with a reduced schedule. Kolkata and Bagdogra will each handle only 20 flights per day from May 28 onwards.
The Maharashtra government has also announced that it will allow 25 passenger flights to take off from and as many to land in Mumbai starting May 25. It added that the number will be increased gradually. Maharashtra already has more than 50,000 COVID-19 cases – the highest in India-and Mumbai has been the worst-affected city in the country.
The Hyderabad airport will also deal with only 30 domestic flights per day from Monday, and there will be no domestic services at the Vijaywada and the Vizag airports on Monday.