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Updated January 19th, 2024 at 15:41 IST

Delhi Airport Restrictions Until Republic Day, Jan 26: How Curbs Will Impact Flight Operations

In view of Republic Day celebrations, no flights will arrive or depart from Delhi airport between 10:20 am and 12:45 pm IST from January 19-26, 2024.

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New Delhi: In view of Republic Day celebrations in India, no flights will arrive or depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) between 10:20 am and 12:45 pm IST from January 19-26, 2024, said Delhi International Airport in a post on X.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) issued a revised Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), while extending the existing restrictions towards all flights ahead of Republic Day on January 26.

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The limitations were earlier imposed only on non-scheduled flights. The revised NOTAM affects arrivals and departures at IGIA in the given period.

Moreover, during the Republic Day events from January 19-25 this year, non-scheduled operations of scheduled airlines and chartered flights will not be allowed to take-off or land. This will be in effect from 10 am to 1.15 pm IST from January 19-25, and from 6 am to 9 pm IST from January 26-29. 

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IGIA is the biggest airport in India, handling 1,300 flights on a daily basis and lakhs of passengers. 

Every year during Republic Day celebrations in Delhi, flight operations are suspended temporarily as a security measure.

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Kind attention to all flyers ! pic.twitter.com/K9RN3n5vHX

— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) January 18, 2024

However, the NOTAM restrictions are not applicable to the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Border Security Force (BSF), Army aviation helicopters and state-owned aircraft and helicopters used for transporting governors or chief ministers.

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Meanwhile, the Delhi police has increased vigil in the national capital ahead of the Republic Day

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Published January 19th, 2024 at 13:28 IST

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