Friday, November 22, 2019

Delhi airport: Four morning flights to be shifted to avoid early rush

New Delhi: Four domestic departures scheduled to operate between 6am and 8am from Indira Gandhi International Airport’s terminal 3 (T3) will be shifted to other terminals to ease peak hour security queues.
The move will mean 600 fewer passengers during morning peak hours at T3. Some other steps are also being taken to speed up the process for domestic outbound flyers at T3, as Christmas travel season is less than a month away.

While these are the immediate steps, India’s busiest airport has also decided to take some medium term measures to handle air traffic — which is now again showing green shoots of growth after a decline following Jet’s demise earlier this year — at T1, T2 and T3 till the expanded T1 is ready by June 2022 and fourth runway by June 2021.

“Fifty-eight airlines operate from T3. We are going to add another check-in island at T3 and have seven check-in islands in all. We will have all automatic tray retrieval system (ATRS) handbag X-ray counters (where bags with suspicious contents automatically go for physical checks and not for collection by passenger) at T2 and T3 to speed up hand bag clearance process,” DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar told TOI.
22/11/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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