Ready for resumption of International flights : Delhi Airport

Ready for resumption of international flights: Delhi Airport

Thursday, 2 July 2020

 Delhi Airport said it is ready to restart international flights in the ‘new normal‘ environment basis its handling of repatriations and evacuation flights.

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“During the two months of lockdown period, DIAL handled about 92 flights, handling ~8,000 passengers to destinations that have never been connected from Delhi Airport before the COVID situation. Operation of these international flights has ensured that Delhi Airport is ready for the resumption of International Flights in the ‘new normal’ environment,” the airport operator said in a white paper.

While the airport says its ready for international flights, the Govt has extended the ban on restart of international flights till July 15, 2020.

A senior Govt official said that they would like to restart international flights but the two key airports in the country still have restrictions in place and the international operations may have to wait.

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Delhi airport also said that it received flights from 28 new destinations from around the world, which were not directly connected with Delhi airport, as the world and India conducted evacuation and repatriation both into and out of India.

“Many of these new destinations, with high tourism potential, may attract airlines to add to their scheduled service routes.” the airport said.