Gurugram: SpiceJet will resume operations from May 25 by adhering to social distancing norms and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) laid down by the federal government to curb coronavirus COVID-19 unfold. The airline will fly to 41 home locations working a mean of 204 each day and 1431 weekly flights. SpiceJet will likely be working flights on all its UDAN routes.
The airline stated that it’ll additionally introduce a slew of in-flight and on-ground modifications in step with the worldwide greatest practices and authorities SOPs to minimise human contact and guarantee protected travel for its passengers.
SpiceJet has carried out cleansing procedures on all its plane along with disinfecting buyer touchpoints and surfaces earlier than each flight, stated the airline. The cleansing process for flights features a thorough wipe down utilizing an efficient, high-grade, Boeing-approved disinfectant throughout plane interiors together with the locations prospects contact most–the tray tables, seat covers, armrests, seatbelts, window shades and bogs and their knobs, added the airline.
All the plane have artificial leather-based seats, stated the airline. These non-porous seats don’t permit the COVID-19 virus to penetrate inside them and might be simply wiped off in comparison with commonplace material seats, it stated.
“Our planes are equipped with state-of-the-art air circulation systems and the cabin airflow in our aircraft rule out spread of any air-borne disease. The cabin air only flows from top to bottom and gets absorbed at the bottom for filtration. Cabin air is constantly exchanged with a mix of 50% outside air and 50% filtered air. This air exchange happens every 2-3 minutes to ensure the availability of fresh and clean air. All our aircraft use a high-efficiency (HEPA) filter (like those found in hospitals) which removes up to 99.9+% of airborne particles like viruses and bacteria,” added the airline.
“All our crew members and ground services personnel will undergo a detailed health check-up and will be wearing protective gears to deliver a safe travel experience. As an added precaution, SpiceJet has decided to temporarily suspend Food and Beverage services on all its flights. Food and beverage consumption inside the flight is also not allowed and SpiceJet recommends that they be consumed at home or at the airport premises,” added the airline.
The airline introduced that it’ll scale back the variety of folks in its airport coaches by 50% and has made internet check-in necessary thereby avoiding queues at airports. “Besides, passengers will be allowed only one hand baggage and one check-in luggage (not more than 20 kg) which will have to be added during the web check-in process. Passengers will be encouraged to self-scan boarding passes and can also travel with their mobile boarding passes,” it added.
“Following pre-boarding, we will board back-to-front by rows, but will space out customers to minimize crowding in the gate area and on the aerobridge,” it stated.
Among different security measures, carrying a masks and downloading the Aarogya Setu App will likely be necessary for passengers. A temperature test will likely be executed earlier than getting into the terminal constructing and the passengers with a inexperienced standing on the Aarogya Setu App will likely be allowed, it stated. Passengers are suggested to arrive at the least three hours previous to departure because the check-in and baggage drop counters will likely be closed 60 minutes earlier than the departure time and boarding gates will shut 20 minutes earlier than departure time, it added.
SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh stated, “I’m joyful to announce the resumption of our passenger operations from May 25 after a two-month-long lockdown-imposed hiatus. We are dedicated to offering the best stage of cleanliness and protected, safe and wholesome flying expertise to our passengers and employees. We will strictly adhere to social distancing norms and SOPs laid down by the Government to make sure the very best, the cleanest and probably the most sanitised flying expertise.”
“Flying was and stays the most secure mode of public transport. We eagerly await to welcome our visitors onboard and to serve them once more. I want and hope that SpiceJet grows stronger within the occasions to come back and contributes to the nation’s financial would possibly,” he added.