Saturday, August 15, 2020

Restrictions on unscheduled flights at Delhi's IGI Airport

New Delhi: Unscheduled transit flights will not be allowed to land at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Friday for two periods of four hours and three hours each, owing to Independence Day celebrations. All scheduled flights will, however, continue to operate normally, airport officials said on Friday.

According to a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM), transit flights will not be able to land at the Delhi airport between 6am and 10am, as well as between 4pm and 10pm on Independence Day. The NOTAM states this is applicable to chartered flights only.

An airport official said there will be no impact of the NOTAM on the IAF, BSF or army aviation helicopters. “State-owned aircraft or helicopters can still fly the governers or chief minister of states,” said the official.

Delhi airport’s overall share in terms of handling passengers and airlines is on the rise once again since the resumption of commercial operations, with it now handling 23% of the total passengers handled by all Indian airports — a rise from 18% in the pre-Covid time. The international segment has also shown a spike, with the daily average international traffic post the resumption of commercial operations increasing from 3% to 14%, airport data shows.
15/08/20 Times of India
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