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Naval airfield INS Dega at Vizag handles 15 civilian cargo flights during Covid-19

April 14, 2020: Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of Indian Navy announced that the joint-user airfield at Visakhapatnam, INS Dega, remains open round the clock even for cargo operations of Indian Airlines including SpiceXpress and has already handled 15 cargo flights during Covid-19.  

The manning of the airfield has been modified to ensure that all required safety services and airfield facilities continued to be available.
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The manning of the airfield has been modified to ensure that all required safety services and airfield facilities continued to be available.

April 14, 2020: Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of Indian Navy announced that the joint-user airfield at Visakhapatnam, INS Dega, remains open round the clock even for cargo operations of Indian Airlines including SpiceXpress and has already handled 15 cargo flights during Covid-19.

“The manning of the airfield has been modified to ensure that all requisite safety services and airfield facilities continued to be available. This ensured that all special flights, as well as, the cargo flight of SpiceJet continued its operations unhindered. So far, 15 sorties of the cargo flight have operated since the lockdown has been enforced,” says the ministry of defence release.

“Further, the Indian Navy continued to maintain its operational vigil carrying out regular Maritime Surveillance missions by day and night. The Dornier squadron of the ENC, INAS 311, operating from the air station, has been undertaking regular maritime surveillance missions. Additionally, all other air assets have been kept mission-ready and prepared for immediate deployment should the need arise,” continued the release.


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