According to reports, parking spots for up to 55 VVIP jets would be available at the Delhi airport, and four adjacent airports have been selected in case extra parking slots are required during the G20 conference. India, which currently holds the G20 presidency will host the leaders’ meeting in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.
According to sources close to the situation, some 50 VVIP planes are anticipated to land at Indira Gandhi International Airport for the summit, and parking arrangements have been established.
Starting September 8, spaces would be available for parking up to 55 VVIP jets for three days. A more significant number of parking spots will be available to guarantee that, if necessary, additional aircraft may be accommodated, according to the source.
While these slots will meet the aircraft parking needs of the summit, insiders say that as a backup plan, four airports have been identified where the VVIP jets may be stored if necessary.
According to the sources, the airports in Jaipur, Indore, Lucknow, and Amritsar have been highlighted in this respect. Several authorities and agencies are working together to ensure that aviation traffic moves smoothly throughout the summit session.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, the country’s largest airport, is anticipated to contain roughly 200 aircraft parking spots. Some of the slots are taken up by planes that have been grounded due to engine or other problems.
One of the sources stated above indicated that in order to secure appropriate parking spaces for the VVIP flights at the airport during the summit, some changes would be made with regard to cargo planes so that some of them are not parked at night at the Delhi airport.
The summit will be attended by a number of leaders of state and government, as well as heads of international organizations.