Flying High: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Delhi Airport Now Second Safest Airport In The World

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi has bagged the second position among the world’s safest airports.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has said IGIA has bagged the coveted position for its effective implementation of coronavirus health and safety protocols. The cerification has come from ‘Safe Travel Barometer’.

Singapore’s Changi Airport bagged the first position securing 4.7 marks out of 5 while IGIA scored 4.6 in the ratings scale securing the second slot. Frankfurt Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport have also secured the second position.

“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,” DIAL said in a statement.

“With this achievement, Delhi Airport also becomes India’s safest airport for various safety measures taken by DIAL to help control the spread of coronavirus,” the statement said.

“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.”

One of the most comprehensive tools to monitor passenger health and safety protocols, the  ‘Safe Travel Score’ is an industry-first rating initiative by ‘Safe Travel Barometer’. More than 200 airports were assessed worldwide for the ratings.

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