Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the operator of Delhi airport, is contemplating imposing increased charges on airlines for grounded aircraft. The move aims to address the impact of grounded planes on overall operational efficiency and the available parking space. DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar stated that the proposal is to implement higher charges for airlines grounding aircraft for an extended period, disrupting the operations of other carriers. The decision is expected to be part of the next traffic review scheduled for early next year. Currently, as of November 17, 64 planes from various airlines, including IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Air India, are grounded at Delhi airport.
Delhi Airport Operator Eyes Measures to Tackle Rising Instances of Grounded Aircraft
Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar revealed plans to address the growing issue of grounded aircraft impacting operational efficiency at Delhi airport. Jaipuriar stated that considering higher charges for airlines with grounded planes for an extended duration is under consideration. The move aims to deter airlines from keeping aircraft grounded for extended periods, which can disrupt overall airport operations. The proposal is expected to be incorporated in the next traffic review scheduled for early next year, signaling the operator’s commitment to enhancing operational efficiency.
Rising Instances of Grounded Aircraft Prompt Delhi Airport Operator to Explore Higher Charges
Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) is exploring the option of imposing increased charges on airlines with grounded aircraft to counter the rising instances of planes being kept out of operation for extended periods. The proposal, part of the next traffic review, is driven by concerns about the impact of grounded planes on operational efficiency and available parking space. As of November 17, 64 planes from various airlines are grounded at Delhi airport, prompting the operator to consider measures to address the issue and maintain smooth operations for all carriers.