New Delhi: Unscheduled transit flights will not be allowed to land at the Delhi airport for four hours in the morning and three hours in the evening on Independence Day, its operator DIAL said Friday. Also Read - Air Travel Latest News: International Passengers Arriving at Delhi Airport Can Avail COVID Testing Facility For Rs 5000 | Read Here
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According to a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), transit flights cannot land at the Delhi airport between 6 AM and 10 AM as well as between 4 PM and 7 PM on August 15. Also Read - Jai Hind! Niagara Falls, Burj Khalifa And Empire State Building Lit up in Tricolour to Commemorate India's Independence
DIAL said the NOTAM is applicable only for chartered (not-scheduled) flights.
It said there will be no impact of the NOTAM on helicopter operations of the Indian Air Force, Border Security Force and the Indian Army.
The airport operator added that the state-owned planes and helicopters can fly with the governor or the chief minister.