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Uttar Pradesh: Flights cancelled as no of flyers dips due to Covid-19 | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: The Covid pandemic has severely affected the air connectivity of the Sangam metropolis with a pointy fall within the quantity of air travellers, each coming or leaving the town. Also, flights for numerous locations stand cancelled from the civil enclave, Bamraulli.
On Monday, flights connecting Prayagraj to a number of cities of the nation have been cancelled. While the air service supplier mentioned the cancellations have been due to some ‘operational reasons’ however sources on the civil enclave opined that the flights are being cancelled as a result of of the much less passengers. While flight cancellations additionally add to the trigger of much less air passengers.
On Monday, flights from New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal and Gorakhpur have been cancelled by the service suppliers. Following the cancellation of 4 flights, there have been solely 488 air travellers on Monday. Of these, 292 passengers arrived from totally different cities whereas 196 took the flight from right here for numerous cities. On Tuesday as effectively, flights for numerous locations have been cancelled by the service supplier, IndiGO.
“Like Monday, flights for various cities including New Delhi, Dehradun, Raipur, Bhopal, Pune and Gorakhpur were cancelled on Tuesday too,” mentioned regional director of Airport Authority of India (AAI), Anchal Prakash.
The lower in quantity of passengers has been witnessed since April 25. There have been 1,059 air passengers on April 25 which additional got here down to 488 on May 3.
The Sangam metropolis is immediately linked to Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune, Raipur, Mumbai, Indore, Gorakhpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar and Dehradun.
In operation since December 2019, the civil airport terminal enclave, features in shut coordination of Indian Air Force (IAF) set-up in Bamrauli .
The civil airport enclave is constructed on an space of 6,500 sq. meters.
There are 4 terminals on the enclave and two aero bridges. The airport at the moment has a capability to accommodate 300 passengers at a time and caters up to 1,200 passengers per day on a mean. Plans are additionally afoot to additional develop the airport.

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