From next month, January 2017, domestic passengers of SpiceJet and GoAir will board their flights from Delhi’s Terminal 2 (T2). This will be a temporary arrangement as Terminal 1 (T1), from where they currently operate will undergo renovation work.

An airport official says, “The part of T2 that is under renovation is being readied so low cost domestic flight operations of the two airlines (mentioned above) can be moved there. We hope to wrap up the work by the end of this month so that the airlines can shift by mid-January.”

Flight operations at Delhi International Airport (DIAL) are divided across three terminals: T1 for low cost domestic flights, T2 for Haj flights once a year, and T3 for international flights.

SpiceJet and GoAir will move to T2 for two years. IndiGo will continue operating out of T1 as of now, as its allotted space doesn’t come in the way of the terminal’s expansion plans.

Full service airlines Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara and budget airline Air Asia India operate their domestic and international flights out of T3. Their schedules will remain unchanged.

Terminal 1’s expansion plans include covering an area of 1,33,000 sqm from the current 53,000 sqm to accommodate airlines’ increased frequencies and reach. The number of boarding gates will also increase from eight to 25.