Chaotic scenes prevailed at the Delhi airport on Monday after domestic flight services were resumed. The flight services are being resumed after two months of lockdown. Passengers said at least 80 flights were cancelled from Delhi, many without prior notice, leading to confusion for many.
A passenger told a news agency that they got to know of their flights being cancelled only when the boarding passes were being scanned.
Similar stories were repeated at various airports across the country. Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International airport on Monday saw 17 departures and five arrivals by 9 am. Nine flights were cancelled from the airport.
Passengers said the Air India Bengaluru-Hyderabad flight was cancelled without prior notice. An Air India flight to Delhi was also reportedly cancelled without prior notice.
Scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended on March 25, when the first lockdown came into force to prevent the spread of COVID-19. International scheduled commercial passenger flights remain suspended. All passengers on the flights have to wear gloves and face masks and are screened before entering the airport.