Wednesday, March 06, 2019

More flights, less delays at Delhi airport, as airside capacity to get enhanced

The national capital's IGI Airport (IGIA) is set to enhance its airside capacity to bring in more flights and reduce delays on account of congestion.
As part of a project with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and UK-based consultancy NATS, the airport will launch a plan from spring 2019 to increase its flight-handling capacity.
The airside enhancement comes as the ever-growing traffic of air passengers touched the 7 crore mark in 2018 and to support such a massive footfall, flight movements have already reached over 1,300 per day.
The total flight movement is the sum of take-offs and landings per day.
A senior official of the GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which maintains and operates the IGIA, told IANS that airside capacity will be increased between spring 2019 and the end of winter 2020.
"We are collaborating with Airports Authority of India and (UK-based consultant) NATS to provide holistic training to the ATCOs (air traffic controllers) and to implement procedural enhancements, which should support some additional capacity in the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020," the DIAL official said.
06/03/19 IANS/Economic Times