Thiruvananthapuram: Domestic air services resumed in Kerala on Monday with Air Asia operating the first flight from Bengaluru to Kochi airport.
Airport sources said that 42 passengers arrived by the flight and the state government guidelines were followed.
On its return journey, 86 passengers travelled in the flight.
At least 16 flights, including from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, are expected to be operated to Kochi airport on the inaugural day of the resumption of domestic air services in the country after two months of lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
As per the state government guidelines, all domestic passengers would have to follow 14-day home quarantine from the date of their arrival to the state and those found symptomatic would be sent to either Covid Care Centre or Hospital.
However, those coming to the state for a day or two on business visit do not have to undergo the quarantine.