In today’s important aviation news, the government has announced various measures in order to tackle the congestion issues at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). Scroll down to know more about these updates.
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DIAL, the operator of the Delhi Airport, has come up with a four-point action plan in order to remediate the long queues and extended waiting periods that flyers have been facing of late. After an inspection of the checkpoints, this is what the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has devised:
1) The number of X-ray screening systems will be increased by two. Consequently, there will be 16 such systems at IGI.
2) The Reserve Lounge will be demolished and an ATRS (Automatic Tray Return System) machine will be added.
3) The entry points at Gate numbers 1A and 8B will be converted for passenger usage.
4) The MoCA is working with airlines to reduce the number of flight departures to 14 during peak hours.
Also, to improve the passenger flow at Delhi Airport’s T3 terminal, DIAL has started informing flyers about the expected waiting time at the entry gates.
Travellers can now check the estimated waiting time at the entry gates by simply visiting this link.
Important update: Passengers flying from Delhi Airport will be allowed to carry only one bag inside the aircraft cabin.
Complete details here:
Passengers can carry one hand baggage as their cabin luggage. The exclusions to this rule have also been carefully pointed out here for your convenience.
— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) December 12, 2022
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