Delhi’s IGI airport emerges safest amid COVID pandemic in global rating: DIAL

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Along with Germany’s Frankfurt Airport and China’s Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi has bagged the second position amongst the world’s safest aviation facility in a survey conducted by Safe Travel Barometer, an industry-first rating initiative.

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR-led consortium, in an official release said the Safe Travel Barometer has certified the Delhi Airport as the second safest airport for effective implementation of coronavirus health and safety protocols.

“Close on the heels of Singapore Changi Airport, which scored 4.7 out of 5, Delhi’s IGI Airport has bagged the second position in the Safe Travel Barometer’s list by scoring 4.6 along with Frankfurt Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

The Safe Travel Score is an industry-first rating initiative by Safe Travel Barometer, which assessed more than 200 airports on their implementation of coronavirus health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe Travel Barometer is among the world’s largest and most comprehensive tools to monitor travellers’ health and safety protocols.

With this the Delhi Airport has also become India’s safest airport for various safety measures taken by DIAL to help control the spread of coronavirus. These include the launch of RT-PCR testing laboratory, implementation of touchless initiatives to enhance the passenger experience, UV based disinfection process and development of AIR SUVIDHA portal for easy and hassle-free arrival process of India-bound international passengers, the operator said in the statement.