On time performance of domestic airlines improving: DGCA

August 26th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Thursday said there has been a significant improvement in on time performances (OTP) of domestic airlines.
According to DGCA, in the national capital the OTP has risen from 15-20 percent to 50-60 percent while in Mumbai it has risen from 40-50 percent to 70-75 percent and in other airports it is between 90 to 92 percent.

“However flights which get delayed are not allowed to hold the sequence of flights waiting to take off. As per the DGCA rules, they have to join at the end of the queue of flights waiting to take off,” DGCA said in a statement.

DGCA also said it was constantly monitoring the performances of the airlines on day-to-day basis.

“Show cause notices have been issued to a number of airlines on delays. The ministry has also alerted that airlines which miss slots frequently will not get their desired slots in the Winter schedule,” the statement added.

According to DGCA, the total number of flights handled at Mumbai and Delhi airports at any given day are approximately 690 and 710 respectively. The arrival congestion peaks in Delhi and Mumbai between 8 and 10 p.m.

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