Travellers flying in and out of New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) can expect an increase in traffic congestion for six months starting from March, when one of the three runways (runway 28) is shut down.
Runway 28 will be shut down so that it can undergo an upgrade which will make it operational for Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft before the Commonwealth Games in October.
“Runways 27 and 29, which will be operational after runway 28 is closed, are not parallel runways and no two aircraft can land or take off at the same time. This may lead to a major congestion.
Lufthansa, which has two flights a day from Delhi, has announced plans to fly A380s to the city.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F