Saturday, April 25, 2020

IGIA's T3 to eventually open up for full fledged passenger ops; T-1 , T-2 may temporarily shut-down

New Delhi: As it awaits clear health safety guidelines from the Centre, the national capitals IGI Airport is preparing Terminal-3 to eventually open up for full fledged flight operations.

Accordingly, DIAL, which manages and operates IGIA may temporarily shut-down Terminal-2 and the T-1D.

"DIAL is assessing the quantum of domestic demand along with the Airlines, once the suspension of operations is lifted," DIAL's Chief Executive Videh Kumar Jaipuriar told IANS.

"Various options, including the potential of consolidating terminal operations, are being evaluated depending on the airline requirements as well as government notifications that maybe issued for time to time."

At present, T2 is exclusively being used by budget airlines such as SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir.

On the other hand, construction work was getting underway at T1 to further develop the termonal into an integrated domestic cum international gateway.

"Even during the ongoing suspension of commercial operations due to the lockdown, Delhi Airport continues to handle 25-30 operations per day - primarily cargo and evacuation flights. Also, as of now, there are no immediate plans to defer any ongoing expansion works," Jaipuriar said.

Meanwhile, the firm has initiated various steps to prepare the terminals buildings and internal layout for the eventual restart of operations.

According to the company, it plans to encourage compliance of social distancing norms at the airport by deploying additional queue managers at kerb side (city side), check-in halls, security check areas and boarding gates, with social distancing markers.
25/04/20  Rohit Vaid/daijiworld
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