Government constitutes flight operations committee

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New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that it has constituted a committee which will work out modalities to enhance the airside capacity at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the ‘Flight Operations Committee’ will work out the modalities for the expansion of the airside capacity or the number of air traffic movements.

“The committee will have all the stakeholders. It will meet every month to work out ways in which the capacity can be increased. We are looking at expanding the airside capacity by 10 per cent per schedule,” Sinha said.

Currently, the peak airside capacity at Delhi’s IGI Airport, which has three functional runways, stands at 67 movements per hour.

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