The biggest domestic carrier of India, IndiGo, has been awarded and appreciated by DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) for its contribution to airside safety. During the “safety awareness drive” which was conducted across all three terminals of Delhi IGI airport from December 17 to December 21, DIAL started a “safety awareness workshop". It was during this workshop, that IndiGo staff went all out and participated in street plays and well-illustrated safety checks and Foreign Object Detection (FOD) removal process. To recall, GMR had also recognised IndiGo’s contribution to airside safety in its safety awareness drive in 2016 also.
During this occasion, Mr Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Operating Officer of IndiGo also remarked, “We are thankful to DIAL for organising the safety awareness drive and recognising IndiGo as the best safety partner amongst other domestic airlines. We believe safety is the industry’s number one priority and to ensure safe operations, we will continue to sensitize the airport operations staff both through these collaborative efforts and internal corporate training workshops”.
This is a helpful step for IndiGo in ensuring a prominent presence inside and outside India. The no-frills carrier also wants to expand internationally in the coming months. As part of these plans, the carrier has already partnered up with Turkish Airlines and signed a codeshare agreement which would allow Turkish Airlines, the access to Indian routes. Whereas, flyers of IndiGo will also be able to enjoy seamless connectivity to Istanbul and beyond owing to Turkish Airlines’ network. On Wednesday, the carrier also received the delivery of its first of 150 A321Neo aircraft which the airline will use for medium-haul international flights.
There is no doubt that IndiGo is planning to expand its network manifold in the coming years, domestically and internationally. As such, the safety recognition by DIAL is something which helps IndiGo in establishing itself as a prominent aviation player.