New Delhi: Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) Varanasi Airport has been actively contributing to the movement of COVID-19 patients, medicine and essential equipment in and out of Varanasi. The scheduled and non-scheduled flights are handled most professionally at Varanasi airport giving due care and importance to the laid down government norms and protocols.
So far, the airport has facilitated the movement of more than 1,800 kgs of Vaccine shipment starting from January 2021, movement of more than 128 oxygen concentrators from various cities e.g. Delhi and Mumbai and movement of COVID-19 patients through charter and medical flights to major cities till date. The special medical flights carrying COVID-19 patients were also facilitated through the airport.
Varanasi Airport has always remained operational keeping people of Varanasi and surrounding connected to the rest of India and along with handling international flights from London, Muscat, Dubai etc. The passengers are being provided a safe passage from the terminal till the boarding gate while maintaining high hygiene standards, the precaution of safe distancing. The masks and disposal of the PPE kits are also being carried out in the most professional way.
The airport staff makes continuous requests to all the passengers, stakeholders, visitors and employees etc. to always follow COVID appropriate behaviour and maintain staggered timing to minimize crowding.
To create awareness regarding COVID appropriate behaviour and ensuring the safety of passengers, the airport is also sensitizing passengers through displaying instructions on several electronic monitors, displays (signage) at the terminal, automatic & manual voice announcements and also through various social media platforms.
Apart from this, Varanasi Airport has organized vaccination camps for all the frontline workers at the airport to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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