Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport scored the second spot among the world’s safest airports amidst the COVID pandemic. It followed Singapore’s Changi Airport, losing the first spot to it by just a point.
As per reports 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 Delhi airport is now the world’s second safest airport when it comes to effective implementation of safety and health protocols related to Covid-19.
Further 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 saying that with this achievement, Delhi Airport also becomes India’s safest airport for various safety measures taken to contain the spread of Coronavirus. They include the launching of RT-PCR testing laboratory, UV-based disinfection process, introducing touchless initiatives to enhance the passenger experience, and development of the 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 a scale of 5