Monday, May 25, 2020

Domestic passenger traffic might bounce back in next 6 months: DIAL CEO

New Delhi: Inspite of several challenges posed by Covid-19, the top executive of national capital''s IGI Airport estimates that domestic passenger traffic will bounce back in another 6 to 8 months.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the firm that operates the IGIA here, said the resumption of domestic operations with new safety procedures was the key turnaround point which allows for the eventual bounce back in traffic to happen.

Domestic flight services resumed on May 25, after many anxious moments and exactly two months after they were suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

However, challenges such as new state specific flight acceptance and quarantine norms along with a limited initial flight deployment capacity will hamper the growth.

Nevertheless, DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said: "I feel that the''Visiting Friends and Relatives'' segment will be the first to recover."

"Based on the situation other segments such as leisure and business travel will also recover," he told IANS.

According to Jaipuriar, the new safety procedures and protocols at the airport should instil confidence in flyers.

To promote safe and healthy air travel, IGIA has implemented various measures such as deployment of UV Technology based baggage sanitising machines, scan and fly kiosks and queue managers at boarding and bus gates.
25/05/20 IANS/Outlook
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment