The Chennai International Airport is one of the world’s top ten large international airports for ‘on-time’ departures.
The airport was placed 8th for ‘on-time performance’ in a review undertaken by Cirium, an organisation that specialises in providing aviation data to the tourism, finance, aerospace, and aviation industries.
Aside from that, Chennai International Airport is the only Indian airport in the top ten. Osaka International (Itami) Airport in Japan ranked first with a 96.51% on-time departure rate. Fukuoka Airport in Japan ranks 2nd with 95.74%, and Haneda Airport in Japan have taken the third position with an on-time departure rate of 95.55%.
New Chitose Airport, Sheremetyevo International airport, Jorge Chavez International airport, and Tocumen International airport are the other airports that appear before Chennai international airport.
Cirium examined 70 international routes served by aircraft departing from Chennai airport and discovered that departures were 89.32%’ on-time.’
The award-winning airport expressed its gratitude to everyone who helped it achieve its goal on its official Twitter account. The airport workers held minor festivities on the premises to commemorate the achievement.
The Director of Chennai Airport, Dr Sharad Kumar, credited the feat to all operating airlines. “Stakeholder engagement and collaborative decision-making in airport operations have helped us win passenger and industry confidence,” he told The New Indian Express.
Chennai Airport expands its amenities
The airport is anticipating an increase in passenger footfalls in the upcoming days. Thus, the airport authorities are enhancing the facilities and services in the airport. According to Dr Sharad Kumar, the airport has established measures to strengthen ‘operating capacity as well as consumer delight.’
Currently, two parallel taxiways (R&N) and one rapid exit taxiway (C1) have already been installed.
According to the director, multilevel car parking and the new integrated terminal T2 will be operational in the coming months. In addition, the airport intends to build new facilities to increase its per-hour processing capacity.
Cirium’s annual On-Time Performance Review report is the global standard for airline and airport performance.
Delta Air Lines received the Platinum Award from Cirium, recognising the Atlanta-based carrier as the world’s highest-performing airline for Operational Excellence for the year. The annual award is given to the airline on the grounds that it has outperformed the competition in terms of complexity of the operation, number of flights, network variety, and other significant operational parameters.