Monday, May 04, 2020

T3 to handle all flights when you take off after corona shutdown

New Delhi: Once commercial passenger flights are allowed again at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), all airlines will initially operate from Terminal 3. The airlines will also be assigned specific entry gates, self check-in machines and check-in bays to avoid crowding.
To maximise safety, all luggage will also be passed through disinfection tunnels during both in- and out-bound journeys. TOI was first to report on April 10 that Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has prepared a plan to keep all food, beverage and retail shops open to avoid crowding and use “ultraviolet disinfection tunnels” to sanitise baggage.
“We will start with T3 and open other terminals as the traffic picks up,” said a senior official of DIAL, which runs the airport. As per the plan, Vistara and IndiGo airlines will be assigned entry gates 1 and 2 and check-in rows A, B and C while AirAsia India and Air India will use entry gates 3 and 4 and check-in rows D, E and F. SpiceJet and GoAir passengers will get in through gate 5 and check in at rows G and H. All other domestic airlines will also use gate 5 and will have row H for check-in.

All international airlines’ passengers will enter T3 using gates 6, 7 and 8 and check in at rows J, K, L and M, the plan states. The entry gates, self check-in machines and the check-in bays will be allocated to ensure smooth flow of passengers from the forecourt into the check-in hall and the security thereafter, it adds.

Commercial passenger flights have been suspended across the country since the lockdown has been announced on March 25 to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic. Only cargo, medical and special flights mostly catering to evacuation of stranded citizens of different countries are permitted by Directorate General of Civil Aviation during the lockdown period.
04/05/20 Pankhuri Yadav/Times of India
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