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Terminal 3 (T3) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi: Post covid-19 travel

Terminal 3 (T3) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Photo: Dutourdumonde/Alamy Stock Photo

With the onset of the second wave of COVID-19, states across the country have gone into lockdown. The lockdown imposed in Delhi has, so far, been extended till 17 May. Due to the impact of this on the air traffic, the number of flights to and from Delhi have gone down, and Delhi’s International Airport is now making changes. Goa airport, on the other hand, has new timings of operation, due to maintenance work. The state is currently under a lockdown, which is extended till 23 May.

Delhi’s T2 is temporarily closing

Delhi International Airport will now be temporarily shutting the T2 Terminal from midnight on 17 May. After the operations on the terminal are shut, all flights will be functional from T3. As of now, the airport is only handling 325 flights per day, a significant reduction from the number of flights, pre-pandemic.

Goa to shut runway post 10pm

In addition, Goa airport at Dabolim has closed its runways from 10pm to 6.30am till September 2021, due to runway modernisation and maintenance work. While the runway and traffic will be paused during these hours, Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik has stated that such a closure will not affect operations of civilian flights as 90% of the scheduled flights to Goa have already been cancelled due to the pandemic.



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