Thousands of fliers into and out of Delhi will be affected with at least 100 flights a day being cancelled for a little over a week between January 18 and Republic Day on January 26. Starting January 19 every year, airspace over Delhi is closed for 60-90 minutes for rehearsals for the air flypast that is a regular feature of the Republic Day parade. Previously, flights scheduled in this window used to be rescheduled, but this year, due to congestion at the Delhi airport, the airport operator says it will be unable to reschedule the flights by providing alternative slots.
Cancellations are likely to be domestic flights.
If you are concerned about the affect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.