Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport (IGI) secured the second spot among the safest airports in the world! With a Safe Travel Score of 4.6 out of 5.0 on the Safe Travel Barometer, Delhi airport lost the first position to Singapore’s Changi Airport by a minute difference of 0.1 points.
Indira Gandhi International airport shares the label of ‘world’s second safest airport’ with Germany’s Frankfurt Airport and China’s Chengdu Shuangliu Airport that have also scored 4.6/5. The Safe Travel Score indicates the level of preparedness of the travel industry to the ‘new normal’ induced by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This asserts the fact that Indira Gandhi International airport, the busiest airport in India, doesn’t compromise on the comfort and safety of its passengers amid COVID-related concerns. Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore also made it to the list of the top ten safest airports in the world by bagging the 3rd position with a score of 4.5
Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) which operates Delhi Airport stated, “With this achievement, Delhi Airport also becomes India’s safest airport for various safety measures taken to help control the spread of coronavirus. These include the launch of RT-PCR testing laboratory, implementation of touchless initiatives to enhance the passenger experience, UV based disinfection process and development of AIR SUVIDHA portal for easy and hassle-free arrival process of India-bound international passengers.”
Safe Travel Barometer, the world’s largest and most comprehensive tool to monitor traveler’s safety during the pandemic, evaluated more than 200 airports worldwide based on their implementation of safety and health protocols related to COVID-19.
The Safe Travel Barometer has earlier assessed more than 150 airlines across the world and certified Lufthansa as the best airline for its effective implementation of numerous ‘pro-traveler health and safety initiatives’. In their ranking of the airlines, India’s Vistara and US-based Delta tied for the second position.
Addressing their industry-first initiative of rating airports and airlines, Virendra Jain — Co-Founder and CEO of Safe Travel — said, ‘The successive release of the Safe Travel Score for airlines and airports allows us to piece together a holistic view of air travel, beginning from the airside all the way through on-board experiences. Our independent rating centered on traveler health and safety measures establishes a baseline for travel brands, while equally offering travelers a glimpse into what they can expect in their journeys.”