Deboarding an aircraft from the left side has been a long-lasting practice in commercial aviation. But, this changed on Tuesday, perhaps for the first time, as passengers disembarked an IndiGo flight in Delhi from the right side on the front.
IndiGo has worked on a three-door exit formula — two on the left and a front door on the right — to save at least five minutes of turnaround time per flight. For the airline, which operates 1,600 flights day, this will lead to a cascading impact and save a significant amount of time across the network.
“The usual turnaround time...is between 30 and 35 minutes for IndiGo. Using the third ramp is a simple but effective process through which we obtained