Emirate Airlines has resumed flights between Hyderabad International Airport and Dubai from Thursday under the ‘air transport bubble’ agreement as part of India’s efforts to re-start international air connection.
Emirates’ first flight (EK 526), a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with passengers, landed at Hyderabad Airport at 8:25 a.m. and flew to Dubai as EK 527 with passengers at 10 a.m.
Emirates flights arriving and departing were handled in accordance with security protocols through the fully refurbished International Arrivals and Interim International Departures Terminal (IIDT).
Mandatory screening and security measures were in place during the handling of the flight to protect against COVID-19 threats, including thermal screening of passengers and mandatory social distancing enforced by special queuing rules at all passenger handling points.
The airport is now fully sanitized and touch-free boarding experience for passengers from the departures ramp till boarding gate for safe travel of passengers, a press release stated.
During the handling of the flight, mandatory screening and security measures were in place to protect against the Covid-19 threat, including thermal screening for passengers and mandatory social distancing enforced by special queuing rules at all passenger handling points.
The government is building “transport bubbles,” temporary agreements between two countries aimed at resuming commercial air passenger traffic if regular international flights are suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.