India's leading airline, IndiGo, announced on Friday that certain flights are being rescheduled and canceled due to airspace restrictions around the Delhi airport in preparation for the Republic Day parade.
Officials revealed that, in connection with Republic Day preparations and celebrations, there will be a suspension of flight arrivals and departures at the Delhi airport from 10:20 am to 12:45 pm daily until January 26.
In an official statement, IndiGo explained that airspace restrictions have been implemented around Delhi airport from January 19 to January 26 due to flypast rehearsals for the Republic Day parade. Consequently, the airline has undertaken rescheduling and cancellations of select flights during this period. Passengers affected by these changes have been duly informed, offering them alternative options or refunds.
The precise number of rescheduled and canceled flights was not immediately available. IndiGo, renowned for its extensive operations, manages approximately 1,800 flights on a daily basis. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the national capital, serving as the country's largest airport, handles around 1,300 flights every day. Travelers are advised to stay updated on their flight status during this period of airspace restrictions.
(With Agency Inputs)