Friday, February 16, 2018

Delhi Airport to host sports event for aviation stakeholders

New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Group, today announced that the second edition of Skylympics, a first-of-its-kind aviation-only sporting event, kicks off on Friday and will continue for three days.
“The sport event is set to be inaugurated by national sports icons – Jagbir Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Tanya Sachdev and various other key personalities. The event will see seven short format sports - Cricket, Athletics, Volleyball, Badminton, Football, Table Tennis and Kabaddi. A total of 22 teams comprising of 924 players are participating to play a total of 456 matches,” said a release from the airport operator.

Skylympics brings together the entire Delhi Airport community comprising of thousands of members on a platform, which include airlines, retail concessionaires, ground handlers, cargo companies and aerocity developers, among others, the release added.

“Delhi Airport is the first airport globally to introduce such a unique initiative for its stakeholders. The Indian civil aviation sector has been one of the fastest growing in the world. As the biggest aviation player in India, GMR owes the responsibility of positioning India prominently in the global aviation map. We believe that Sport is a great equalizer and reinforces the power of community to make everything possible,” I Prabhakara Rao, CEO, Delhi International Airport Ltd was quoted in the release.
15/02/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times