Pune July 04, 2020: The flight operation between Pune and Kolkata has been suspended from July 6 to July 19. The Kolkata Airport official Twitter handle announced the same on Twitter, Saturday afternoon. The decision was taken based on request of West Bengal government in the backdrop of Coronavirus pandemic.
Kolkata Airport tweeted”It is informed that no flight shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad from 6th to 19 July 2020 or till further order whichever is earlier. Inconvenience caused is regretted. The temporary restriction on arriving flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities viz Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad is on the request of (West Bengal) State government to restrict movement from high prevalence cities of coronavirus cases to contain the spread of COVID19.”
Due to the Coronavirus, airports across the country were closed, and after a gap of two months, the airports started their operation. The Kolkata Airport had not started its operation due to the Cyclone Nisarg.
At present, the Pune Airport operates only two-three flights daily. A large number of passengers are travelling from Pune to Kolkata.