Saturday, March 18, 2017

Here’s Why Delhi & Mumbai Airports Won’t Add New Flights This Summer

Major Indian airports will not be including new flights this summer despite the increasing traffic. The situation is worse at India's major airports like Delhi and Mumbai which together accounted for 10 crore commuters out of India's total air traffic of 15 crore last year.
According to a report by The Times of India, Delhi airport will not be adding any new flight between 7 am and 10 pm this summer. Mumbai airport, on the other hand, may have to introduce additional domestic flights at night, a request which has been made by all the airlines.
In February, 2017, a Reuters report had pointed to capacity crunch at Indian airports which are failing to keep pace with the number of jets entering the market and rapid growth in demand from travellers.
The report added that airlines including IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have 880 aircraft on order as they tap into a market growing at 20 per cent-plus annually, thanks to rising incomes and low-cost fares.
"The airport infrastructure at many airports is breaking at the seams because there is no more capacity," Sanjiv Kapoor, chief strategy and commercial officer at Vistara (an Indian airline jointly owned by Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons) told Reuters.
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