Published on 21/04/2017 10:58:56 AM | Source: Dion Global Solutions Ltd

Government to increase flights from Delhi by 40% in next few years

The Indian Government has said that with increasing passenger traffic at the international airport in Delhi, authorities plan to increase the number of aircraft movements by over 40 per cent to 95 movements per hour in three years.

Commenting on the issue, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said that there was a strong working hypothesis to increase the aircraft movements at the aerodrome.

As per reports, a flight operations committee would be set up to look into various issues related to the airport and the panel would hold meeting every month.

"We can expand it (aircraft movements) to 95 movements per hour in next two to three years... We think it is entirely feasible.

It can be done only with very close collaboration between all the stakeholders, including air traffic controllers, airport and airlines,” he said. The Minister of State for Civil Aviation also noted that once the air side capacity is increased, then passenger handling capacity can go to 90 million from the current level of 60 million per year.