National capital’s IGI Airport has witnessed a significant rise in passenger footfall ever since air service resumed post two-month long lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) which operates and maintains the IGIA said it has handled 1.9 million domestic passengers in October 2020, which is 42 per cent of the pre-Covid domestic traffic handled.
“Since the re-start of domestic operations on May 25, Delhi International Airport has adopted slew of measures to ensure safety of its passengers and significantly won the faith among them in flying,” the company said in a whitepaper.
“This has shown the growth pace that has remained more impressive compared to other Indian Airports.”
According to the company, it has implemented several measures at the airport to ensure passenger safety without compromising their comfort and experience.
“Such measures include launching of RT-PCR testing laboratory, UV-based disinfection process, introducing touchless initiatives to enhance the passenger experience, and development of ‘AIR SUVIDHA’ portal for easy and hassle-free arrival process of India-bound international passengers.”
As per the whitepaper, post resumption of flights, Delhi Airport has emerged as the most connected airport in India, having flights to 69 domestic destinations in October 2020, as compared to 67 destinations in pre-Covid times.