Prepare for delays in case you're flying in or out of the national Capital one week from now as one of the three runways at Delhi air terminal will undergo repair for three days beginning on November 7. Aircrafts have wiped out a few flights as the limit of Delhi air terminal is required to be lessened by 30 percent amid this period. Delhi airport handles 67 flights 60 minutes, however, between November 7 and 10, the limit will be decreased to 45 developments in 60 minutes. Sources said that about 300 flights will be affected due to the reduced capacity. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson clarified;
The other two runways — 10-28 and 09-27 — will accommodate the load of runway 11-29. Runway 10-28 was shut for maintenance and upkeep for seven days in April a year ago. Delhi air terminal handles nearly 1,150 flights each day and has an ability to deal with 75 airplane development in 60 minutes, which is the most astounding in the nation. DIAL spokesperson also added; “Detailed safety assessment and other relevant documents were shared with the Indian aviation safety regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). After the due approval from DGCA, the global aviation community was informed by issuing ‘Note for Airmen’ well in advance. During the maintenance, the airfield capacity will be lowered to 45 air traffic movements per hour. The airport operator has revised the slot allocations in consultation with all the airlines,” Airlines operating out of Delhi airport have also canceled some of their flights. “It has affected our departures and arrivals into many cities. Unfortunately this is beyond our control. To avoid causing more inconvenience to our customers our teams are working around the clock to accommodate them in other IndiGo flights. Passenger can opt for an alternative flight or cancel and getting full refund for the same,” said an Indigo spokesperson. SpiceJet has likewise affirmed that it has canceled some of its flights and has informed the passengers.Runway 11-29 of IGI airport will remain closed for maintenance for three days from 0001hrs on November 7 to 0700hrs on November 10. The scheduled time was chosen after a careful evaluation by airport operator in close consultation with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the airlines. Given the onset of fog season, the time was jointly agreed from the perspective of safety and operational reliability.
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