Delhi Airport’s Passenger Footfall Crosses Pre-Pandemic Mark


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    Delhi Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport

    IATA/ICAO Code:


    Videh Kumar Jaipuriar

    Passenger Rely :
    28,500,545 (2020)

    Runways :
    09/27 – 2,813m (9,229ft) |10/28 – 3,810m (12,500ft) |11R/29L – 4,430m (14,534ft) |11L/29R – 4,400m (14,436ft)

    Terminal 1 |Terminal 2 |Terminal 3

Aviation restoration in 2022 continues, with Delhi airport registering larger home visitors than in 2019. In April, IGI Airport peaked at greater than 150,000 home passengers on a single day, with day by day averages additionally hovering across the 130,000 mark. As Indian air vacationers proceed to return again in promising numbers, different airports in India are additionally anticipated to report a rise in day by day visitors.

Greater than pre-COVID days

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport has surpassed the pre-Covid-19 degree of day by day common home visitors forward of the upcoming summer season trip months. Based on information obtained by The Financial Occasions, the airport’s visitors peaked on April seventeenth, when greater than 150,000 home passengers used its services.


Even in any other case, greater than 130,000 individuals traveled from Delhi airport day by day previously three months, which is greater than the typical day by day variety of passengers in 2019 from January 1st to Could tenth. The cities that witnessed essentially the most visitors out of Delhi have been Mumbai, Bengaluru, Srinagar, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. An airport official instructed ET,

“Delhi airport is working 867 home flights a day on common, up from 732 in 2021 and 627 in 2020. The variety of passengers has additionally gone up considerably.”

Total visitors development fuels numbers

These newest figures are usually not all that stunning if one has been following the trajectory of aviation restoration in India. Earlier this month, Easy Flying reported that Delhi was the second-busiest airport globally in March based mostly on the variety of seats booked to and from the airport. Sandwiched between Atlanta and Dubai airports, Delhi supplied round 3,611,181 airline seats in comparison with 4,422,436 for Atlanta and three,554,527 for Dubai.

This was adopted by extra encouraging numbers when India’s credit standing company ICRA discovered that India’s passenger visitors was up by greater than 80% year-on-year in April when greater than 10 million individuals traveled throughout the nation.

Worldwide visitors additionally appears to be a think about pushing Delhi to restoration. Information from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) reveals that worldwide visitors in Delhi elevated from 722,431 passengers in February to 983,728 in March. Numbers for April are anticipated to be even larger, following the resumption of scheduled worldwide flights from March twenty seventh.

After all, a lot of it additionally relies on COVID remaining below management, which it has thus far this 12 months, and the power of the trade to tackle additional gasoline value hikes.

Two new hangars

Delhi airport not too long ago introduced an extra improve to its services, receiving two upkeep, restore, and overhaul (MRO) hangars on the common aviation (GA) terminal. Every of those hangars has round 2,000 sqm of ground house and may accommodate six to eight midsize common aviation plane.

Working for the previous one month, these hangars have been constructed primarily to serve enterprise jets and different common aviation plane. A Delhi Worldwide Airport Restricted (DIAL) spokesperson commented,

“Earlier, GA plane and enterprise jets needed to journey an 8-10 km stretch, together with crossing an energetic runway, to endure upkeep at hangars close to T1. This usually led to wastage of time and gasoline. The previous hangars at T1 have already been dismantled.”

With the best way issues are trying, Delhi airport will want all of the infrastructure it could possibly get for the busy months forward.

Supply: The Financial Occasions


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