Sunday, August 27, 2023

G20 Summit in Delhi: 6% of normal domestic operations to be impacted over 3 days, says IGI Airport

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday said that only 6 per cent of the normal flight operations from Delhi may get affected during the G20 Summit, which will be held next month.

The much-awaited G20 Summit, which will be held in the national capital from September 9 to 10, is likely to be attended by more than 30 heads of states and top officials from the European Union and invited guest countries and 14 heads of international organisations.

Earlier new reports said that normal flight operations from Delhi may take a hit at IGI Airport due to the global meet. A news flash on CNBC TV18 said that commercial flights can be impacted between September 7 and September 10.

At least 250 flights could be rescheduled, the news reports said.

Reacting to this, DIAL issued a statement and said that just 80 arrivals and 80 departures may be affected due to these cancellations, which is 6 per cent of the total traffic.

"We'd like to assure all travellers that Delhi Airport is fully equipped with ample parking space for aircraft. So far, we have received requests for cancellation of approximately 80 departing and 80 arriving domestic flights over 3 days, which is a mere 6 per cent of the normal domestic operations at Delhi Airport. The restrictions will not cause any impact on international flights," DIAL said on Saturday.

The authority said there is no linkage between cancellations of flights and parking of aircraft as mentioned by news reports.

26/08/2023 Basudha Das/Business Today

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