Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport just bagged the second spot among world’s safest airports amidst the COVID pandemic. It followed Singapore’s Changi Airport, losing the first spot to it by just a point.
Reportedly, on the ‘Safe Travel Barometer’, Delhi airport scored 4.6, whereas Singapore’s Changi Airport scored 4.7 on the scale of 5. This means that Delhi airport is now the world’s second safest airport in terms of effective implementation of safety and health protocols related to COVID-19.
Elaborating more on proper COVID-19 health and safety protocols on which the airports have been judged, a spokesperson from Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) stated that the Safe Travel Score is an industry’s first rating initiative by Safe Travel Barometer, which assessed more than 200 airports on the basis of their implementation of health and safety protocols during the time of crises.
The DIAL also issued a statement stating that with this achievement, Delhi Airport also becomes India’s safest airport for various safety measures taken to contain the spread of Coronavirus. Such measures include launching of RT-PCR testing laboratory, UV-based disinfection process, introducing touchless initiatives to enhance the passenger experience, and development of AIR SUVIDHA portal for easy and hassle-free arrival process of India-bound international passengers.
Apart from the Delhi airport, China’s Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, and Germany’s Frankfurt Airport also scored 4.6 points on the scale of 5, thereby sharing the same spot with Delhi airport.
Reportedly, the barometer is considered among the world’s largest and most comprehensive tools to monitor traveller’s health and safety protocols.