India’s Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), is all set to restart operations at Terminal 2 (T2) from 1 October after six months of closure due to Covid-19.
Passengers flying out of IGIA will now experience a safe and healthy environment at the terminal.
Operations at T2 will resume with 96 air traffic movements, which include 48 departures and 48 arrivals on a daily basis. By the end of next month, this is expected to increase progressively up to 180.
The terminal will resume operations with IndiGo’s 2000 series flights and complete operations of GoAir initially.
IGIA has created about 27 counters to cater to the passengers of respective flights.
A Srinagar-bound IndiGo flight will be the first to be scheduled from the terminal after its reopening.
Initially, all IndiGo flights with series 2000 will operate from the terminal and cater to 20 destinations, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Cochin.
As directed by the Government of India, DIAL has taken several safety measures with all key stakeholders to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar was quoted by Business World as saying: “We would like to assure passengers that at Delhi Airport, they would be in a safe and healthy environment.
“Our teams have worked round-the-clock to sanitise the vast terminal. DIAL will continue its awareness drive by educating and encouraging passengers to maintain social distance while at the airport.”
According to an airport official, measures such as adequate seating arrangements with social distancing markings, sanitisation of high contact surfaces, and contactless retail outlets are in place to ensure passenger safety.