The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed the authorities at Delhi airport to give priority to diverted flights during fog season. On Wednesday, DGCA reviewed the preparedness of all airlines, Delhi airport operator DIAL and other agencies to meet the exigencies and ensure that minimum problems are faced by passengers.
“We have directed them to stop all construction work near the operational area at Delhi airport. Also, airlines have been asked to ensure that adequate number of CAT-III trained pilots are available to operate flights to/from Delhi during fog,” a DGCA officer said.
DGCA has asked airlines to depute their representative at airport during fog period for passenger facilitation. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is expecting dense fog between December 20 and February 20 during which there would be an estimated 110 fog hours.