In an official statement released on Friday, IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, announced the rescheduling and cancellation of certain flights as a result of airspace restrictions around Delhi airport. These restrictions are in place from January 19 to January 26, coinciding with flypast rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade.
The impact on flight operations at the Delhi airport is significant, with no arrivals or departures scheduled between 10.20 am to 12.45 pm each day until January 26. An official at the airport confirmed these measures, citing the need for preparations and celebrations related to Republic Day.
IndiGo elaborated on the situation in its statement, emphasizing that the airspace restrictions are a consequence of the Republic Day parade preparations. As a result, the airline has undertaken the necessary rescheduling and cancellations of flights during this period. Passengers affected by these changes have been promptly notified, offering them alternative options or refunds.
While the exact number of affected flights remains undisclosed, it is noteworthy that IndiGo, with its daily operation of around 1,800 flights, faces challenges in adapting to these restrictions. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), serving as the nation’s largest airport, handles approximately 1,300 flights daily, highlighting the broader implications of the airspace restrictions in the lead-up to Republic Day.
Travelers are advised to stay updated on the status of their flights and consider alternative arrangements as necessary during this period of airspace restrictions around Delhi airport. IndiGo assures affected passengers that they will continue to provide support and solutions to minimize the inconvenience caused by these rescheduling and cancellation measures.