Biju Patnaik International Airport and its stakeholders have been playing an active role by facilitating seamless transportation of medical equipment and materials 24×7.
The Airport Authority of India (AAI)-run BPIA is active in transporting medical essential and equipment across the country to strengthen nation’s fight against COVID19.
A total 669 boxes of 20.53 Metric Ton of Covid Vaccine have been transported through various airlines till May 9 through the Bhubaneswar Airport.
To overcome the oxygen crisis for the country, a total of 156 empty oxygen tankers, 526 oxygen concentrators, 140 oxygen cylinders were transported by 75 Indian Air force aircraft like C17, C130J, AN 32 from 23 rd April 2021 to 11 May 2021.
As many as 41 pieces of oxygen concentrator were transported through various airlines also. Transportation of 3500 pieces of 10 liter seamless cylinder and 1520 pieces of 46.7 L seamless cylinders are in pipeline and the consignment is expected within a week from foreign countries.
Apart from this, Bhubaneswar Airport is also following all the COVID19 related guidelines and protocols as per the instructions of Central and State Governments to ensure a safe journey for passengers.
The airport staff makes continuous requests to all the passengers, stakeholders, visitors, employees etc. to always follow COVID appropriate behavior and maintain staggered timing to minimize crowding.
To create awareness regarding COVID appropriate behavior, ensuring safety of passengers, the airport is also displaying instructions through several electronic and permanent displays at the terminal.
All airports are trying and joining every battle they can. Bhubaneswar Airport has also organized Covid vaccination camp for employees of AAI and other stakeholders in collaboration and with support from Government of Odisha, taking all safety measures into consideration.