If you are planning to travel to or from Delhi between September 8 and 10, your plans may be affected as The Delhi IGI airport has cancelled around 160 flights.
Reports indicate that Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), responsible for managing the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, has received numerous requests from airlines to cancel flights during the G20 Summit 2023, scheduled for September 9 and 10. However, this contradicts other reports that suggest the requests are unrelated to aircraft parking shortages.
In response to this, DIAL issued a statement expressing immense pride in India’s role as the host of the G20 Summit 2023. The statement clarified that the recent flight cancellations are not due to aircraft parking issues, as they have already provided ample parking space. DIAL emphasized that airlines have made the decision to cancel flights primarily due to traffic restrictions associated with the G20 Summit.
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They also mentioned that approximately 80 arrivals and 80 departures could be affected by these cancellations, and they are committed to working closely with airlines to minimize passenger inconvenience.
According to reports, as many as 1,000 flights may be rescheduled or canceled during the specified dates. Some airlines have also been instructed to relocate and park their aircraft at other airports. September 8 has been designated as a non-working day in Delhi due to the G20 Summit, while September 7 is a holiday for Janmashtami. Travelers looking to enjoy an extended weekend away from the city can plan accordingly.
Furthermore, Delhi Police have advised individuals to allocate extra travel time, as heavy traffic congestion is expected on the roads during this period.
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