After Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, now new guidelines have been issued for passengers at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) as well.
Airlines have said in the advisory issued for the passengers that now it will be necessary to reach the airport 3.5 hours before the flight time. The companies have also fixed the weight of the passengers’ bags.
Indigo, the largest company in the domestic aviation sector, has said in an advisory for passengers that in view of the increasing crowd at the airport, passengers should reach the airport about 3.5 hours before the boarding time. Passengers have also been advised to bring light weight bags. The airline company has said that more passengers than usual are arriving at the airport in December, due to which the check in and boarding process may take longer. Therefore, to avoid this inconvenience, passengers should reach the airport about 3.5 hours before.
Why the new advisory was issued
Holidays for Christmas and the New Year fall at the end of December. As a result, many people are preparing to travel both domestically and internationally. The airline firms have released a fresh advisory in response to the potential for an increase in airport crowding. In this, it has been stated that it is essential for travellers to do their web check-in in advance so that they are not bothered at the airport. To ensure a speedy and easy check-in process, passengers should arrive at the airport around 3.5 hours before to the flight’s departure.
Airline companies have asked passengers to bring only handbags weighing up to 7 kg to avoid inconvenience. Indigo has said that people traveling on its flights should come from gate number 5 and 6 of IGI Airport, as most of the company’s counters are near this gate. It is worth mentioning that earlier the passengers were given entry from 14 gates at IGI, which has now been increased to 16.
Advisory implemented at Mumbai airport too Earlier, a new advisory has been implemented at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in view of the increasing crowd on the occasion of New Year and Christmas. It has been said that passengers traveling to international destinations should reach the airport 3.5 hours before the departure of the flight, while domestic air passengers will have to reach the airport 2.5 hours before the time.