‘We’re little worried, but work comes first’: Flight attendants back to duty as domestic air services resume

New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Flight attendants arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport as domestic flight operations resumed on May 25. They arrived at Terminal-3 after almost 2 months. Domestic flight operations resumed across the country from today (May 25) except in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal after two months of suspension due to coronavirus-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, a flight attendant Amandeep Kaur said, “We are a little worried but work comes first. We will get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits from the airline.” Another flight attendant added that they have to do less interaction with passengers now in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended in India since March 25 when the Central government imposed a lockdown to contain the virus. Following the announcement of domestic flights resumption, the Airports Authority of India on May 21 issued (SOP) for airports as part of preparations for the recommencement of domestic commercial flight operations. There are 12,910 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases is 73,560 and 3867 deaths in India.