GVK-led Mumbai International Airport managing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) ushers in a new era of air travel as it is all set to welcome passengers on board. Starting May 25, 2020, CSMIA will resume 25 commercial passenger flight movements on departure and 25 on arrival. The initiative comes after the directive issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation as well as the State Minister giving a nod to recommence domestic flight operations to and from Mumbai.
CSMIA prioritises and upholds the wellbeing of its passengers from the start of time and continues to ensure maintenance and safety at the airport, which includes contact-less payment, adopting eco-friendly methods, amongst others. Adhering to the new guidelines specified by the Government, CSMIA urges passengers above the age of 14 to mandatorily download the Aarogya Setu app to establish safe travel. Furthermore, CSMIA also advises passengers above 80 years as well as expectant mothers and passengers with health issues to restrict travelling. While, arriving passengers will be temperature screened by the State Govt. and expected home quarantine for 14-days.
CSMIA has undertaken various steps and put in place standard operating procedures for the safety of its passengers. The airport maintenance staff ensure effective sanitization and disinfection of the entire terminal buildings, including the vital and high touch point areas. Furthermore, the airport will continue to undertake severe precautionary measures, including screening of departing passengers, maintaining 2 meters of social distancing, and wearing of masks. Additionally, CSMIA has positioned plexiglass at all counters to keep social distancing along with stationing hand sanitizers at all touchpoints. Moreover, CSMIA has also created a separate quarantine centre for symptomatic passengers. CSMIA has deployed resources to manage the queue effectively and to maintain minimal human interaction. The airport thus implements measures to prevent any potential spread of the virus and assure the overall wellbeing of passengers. GVK MIAL continues to work closely and support APHO as well as the BMC in their process to curb the spread of the virus and follow any other directives as indicated by the Government of India.
GVK MIAL continues to enhance the highest level of safety and hygiene in its premises by undertaking various healthcare initiatives and alert programs. During this unprecedented time, the airport promises to continually endeavour to provide advanced technology that helps in allowing airlines to operate safely, efficiently and with ease. Through these developments, GVK MIAL has been able to offer outstanding services for airlines operating out of Mumbai, while being productive.