Saturday, May 20, 2017

Delhi airport handling lesser flights than capacity: Government

New Delhi: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, the biggest and busiest in the country, is handling fewer flights than it can, government data revealed.

The data, accessed by ET, shows that Delhi airport currently operates a maximum of 67 flights every hour when it can handle up to 75 flights an hour. Yet, the airport is unable to add flights during the peak period.

“The airport, despite three runways, is not able to utilise its capacity fully. It is also the only Indian airport among the big ones not to do so,” said an airline executive, who did not want to be identified.
“There are no peak-time slots available at Delhi airport.” During the slot allocation meeting for the winter schedule held in March, airlines had complained about capacity constraints at airports.
A Delhi airport official had also said the airfield in the national capital is full during that period.
19/05/17 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times