Ministry of Civil Aviation asks airlines to move from Delhi Airport’s T1 to T2

Delhi International Airport

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation wants budget carriers GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet to move operations from Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) to Terminal 2 (T2).

Currently, T1 that has a capacity for 20 million passengers is handling 24 million passengers. By moving the low cost airlines to T2, the ministry hopes to reduce the load on T1 and begin work on its expansion well before winter.

The airlines have been hesitant to move as they fear a rise in operational costs.

In a strongly worded letter to the airlines, published by Hindustan Times yesterday who has a copy, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has said: “As a final opportunity, the airlines operating from T1 shall discuss the issue among themselves in order to arrive at a mutually acceptable situation in a month, by July 15, 2017. In case there is no consensus by July 15, the airport operator shall be free to decide the suitable course of action, which shall be binding on these airlines.”

Terminal 2 was renovated early last year so the low cost airlines could operate out of there. However, airlines have been hesitant to move as they fear a rise in operational costs.

Until 2016, T2 was used for international flights, which now operate out of Terminal 3 (T3). Since the carriers have been hesitant in moving to T2, the terminal remains under-utilised, serving Haj flights once a year.

Currently, Delhi Airport’s operational Terminals 1 and 3 are handling a total capacity of 62 million passengers per annum. International Terminal 3 is also reaching a stage of congestion, which the ministry hopes to ease by making T2 operational “before the commencement of winter schedule 2017”.

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GoAir adds five new routes to its map

Charminar, Hyderabad

India’s low-cost airline, GoAir has started daily service between Hyderabad and Pune, Port Blair, Goa, Bagdogra and Guwahati.

  • Flight G8 291, departs Hyderabad 1005, arrives Port Blair 1245
  • Flight G8 294, departs Port Blair 1315, arrives Hyderabad 1555
  • Flight G8 294, departs Hyderabad 1635, arrives Bengaluru 1750 
  • Flight G8 291, departs Bengaluru  0810, arrives Hyderabad 0930
  • Flight G8 292, departs Hyderabad 1705, arrives Pune 1805
  • Flight G8 293, departs Pune 1835, arrives Hyderabad 2000
  • Flight G8 282, departs Hyderabad 1600, arrives Goa 1715
  • Flight G8 281, departs Goa 1405, arrives Hyderabad 1530
  • Flight G8 299, departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200
  • Flight G8 299 (via Guwahati), departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635 
  • Flight G8 299 (via Bagdogra), departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200, departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315
  • Flight G8 299, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635

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India’s low-cost airline, GoAir has started daily service between Hyderabad and Pune, Port Blair, Goa, Bagdogra and Guwahati.

  • Flight G8 291, departs Hyderabad 1005, arrives Port Blair 1245
  • Flight G8 294, departs Port Blair 1315, arrives Hyderabad 1555
  • Flight G8 294, departs Hyderabad 1635, arrives Bengaluru 1750 
  • Flight G8 291, departs Bengaluru  0810, arrives Hyderabad 0930
  • Flight G8 292, departs Hyderabad 1705, arrives Pune 1805
  • Flight G8 293, departs Pune 1835, arrives Hyderabad 2000
  • Flight G8 282, departs Hyderabad 1600, arrives Goa 1715
  • Flight G8 281, departs Goa 1405, arrives Hyderabad 1530
  • Flight G8 299, departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200
  • Flight G8 299 (via Guwahati), departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635 
  • Flight G8 299 (via Bagdogra), departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200, departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315
  • Flight G8 299, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635

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India’s low-cost airline, GoAir has started daily service between Hyderabad and Pune, Port Blair, Goa, Bagdogra and Guwahati.

  • Flight G8 291, departs Hyderabad 1005, arrives Port Blair 1245
  • Flight G8 294, departs Port Blair 1315, arrives Hyderabad 1555
  • Flight G8 294, departs Hyderabad 1635, arrives Bengaluru 1750 
  • Flight G8 291, departs Bengaluru  0810, arrives Hyderabad 0930
  • Flight G8 292, departs Hyderabad 1705, arrives Pune 1805
  • Flight G8 293, departs Pune 1835, arrives Hyderabad 2000
  • Flight G8 282, departs Hyderabad 1600, arrives Goa 1715
  • Flight G8 281, departs Goa 1405, arrives Hyderabad 1530
  • Flight G8 299, departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200
  • Flight G8 299 (via Guwahati), departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635 
  • Flight G8 299 (via Bagdogra), departs Hyderabad 0925, arrives Bagdogra 1200, departs Bagdogra 1230, arrives Guwahati 1315
  • Flight G8 299, departs Guwahati 1345, arrives Hyderabad 1635

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SpiceJet opposes move to T2 of DIAL

SpiceJet 737 MAX8

SpiceJet has strongly condemned Delhi International Airport’s (DIAL) decision to move GoAir and SpiceJet operations to Terminal 2 from Terminal 1 due to expansion work on the later. 

The airline has described the DIAL announcement as “misleading”. In a letter to DIAL CEO, Prabhakara Rao, SpiceJet’s co-founder Ajay Singh wrote: “It (the announcement) may and might have impacted SpiceJet’s business interest. Please note that DIAL will be fully responsible if there has been or is any impact, in the future, on SpiceJet’s business on account of these misleading media reports.”

The airline has refused to relocate to Terminal 2 citing inconvenience to customers as the primary reason.

GoAir too has refused to temporarily switch terminals. 

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SpiceJet has strongly condemned Delhi International Airport’s (DIAL) decision to move GoAir and SpiceJet operations to Terminal 2 from Terminal 1 due to expansion work on the later. 

The airline has described the DIAL announcement as “misleading”. In a letter to DIAL CEO, Prabhakara Rao, SpiceJet’s co-founder Ajay Singh wrote: “It (the announcement) may and might have impacted SpiceJet’s business interest. Please note that DIAL will be fully responsible if there has been or is any impact, in the future, on SpiceJet’s business on account of these misleading media reports.”

The airline has refused to relocate to Terminal 2 citing inconvenience to customers as the primary reason.

GoAir too has refused to temporarily switch terminals. 

spicejet.com

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has strongly condemned Delhi International Airport’s (DIAL) decision to move GoAir and SpiceJet operations to Terminal 2 from Terminal 1 due to expansion work on the later. 

The airline has described the DIAL announcement as “misleading”. In a letter to DIAL CEO, Prabhakara Rao, SpiceJet’s co-founder Ajay Singh wrote: “It (the announcement) may and might have impacted SpiceJet’s business interest. Please note that DIAL will be fully responsible if there has been or is any impact, in the future, on SpiceJet’s business on account of these misleading media reports.”

The airline has refused to relocate to Terminal 2 citing inconvenience to customers as the primary reason.

GoAir too has refused to temporarily switch terminals. 

spicejet.com

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GoAir offers seat selection at ₹99

GoAir A320neo

Budget airline GoAir is now offering the pre-selection of seat service at a nominal fee of ₹99 across window, aisle and those with extra leg room. However, these are valid for rows 14 onwards, towards the back of the aircraft, except emergency rows that cannot be pre-selected.

For rows 3, 12 and 13, pre-selection of seats are still priced at ₹600 ; ₹300 for aisle and window seats of rows 4, 6, 7 and 8. 

There is no charge for pre-selecting middle seats of rows 9 to 11 and 14 to 25. All seats of row 30 are free to pre-select.

The price is valid across all flights of all sectors flown by GoaAir. 

Row

Window Seat

Middle Seat

Aisle Seat

3,12,13

 600

600

600

4

300

99

300

6 to 8

300

99

300

9 to 11

300

No charges

300

14 to 25

99

No charges

99

26 to 29

99

99

99

30

No charges

No charges

No charges

The airlines operates an all-A320 fleet.

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Budget airline GoAir is now offering the pre-selection of seat service at a nominal fee of ₹99 across window, aisle and those with extra leg room. However, these are valid for rows 14 onwards, towards the back of the aircraft, except emergency rows that cannot be pre-selected.

For rows 3, 12 and 13, pre-selection of seats are still priced at ₹600 ; ₹300 for aisle and window seats of rows 4, 6, 7 and 8. 

There is no charge for pre-selecting middle seats of rows 9 to 11 and 14 to 25. All seats of row 30 are free to pre-select.

The price is valid across all flights of all sectors flown by GoaAir. 

Row

Window Seat

Middle Seat

Aisle Seat

3,12,13

 600

600

600

4

300

99

300

6 to 8

300

99

300

9 to 11

300

No charges

300

14 to 25

99

No charges

99

26 to 29

99

99

99

30

No charges

No charges

No charges

The airlines operates an all-A320 fleet.

goair.in 

Budget airline GoAir is now offering the pre-selection of seat service at a nominal fee of ₹99 across window, aisle and those with extra leg room. However, these are valid for rows 14 onwards, towards the back of the aircraft, except emergency rows that cannot be pre-selected.

For rows 3, 12 and 13, pre-selection of seats are still priced at ₹600 ; ₹300 for aisle and window seats of rows 4, 6, 7 and 8. 

There is no charge for pre-selecting middle seats of rows 9 to 11 and 14 to 25. All seats of row 30 are free to pre-select.

The price is valid across all flights of all sectors flown by GoaAir. 

Row

Window Seat

Middle Seat

Aisle Seat

3,12,13

 600

600

600

4

300

99

300

6 to 8

300

99

300

9 to 11

300

No charges

300

14 to 25

99

No charges

99

26 to 29

99

99

99

30

No charges

No charges

No charges

The airlines operates an all-A320 fleet.

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Indian Airlines’ Diwali promotions

Jet Airways

Airlines diwali sale

Celebrations for Diwali have begun already. Adding to the festivities, five Indian airlines have contests, sales and promotions on offer for passengers.

Here is a list of who is spreading the cheer.

GoAir

Using promo code GO250 will enable a ₹250 discount at the time of purchasing a GoAir ticket, any time before October 31, for travel between November 15 and December 20. However, this offer is valid only for limited seats, across select fare types. This will be revealed at the time of booking.

IndiGo

The budget airline is offering cashbacks for payments made through MobiKwik, a wallet app available on mobile phones. Once the transaction is completed, the e-money will be credited to the customer’s MobiKwik account within 48 hours.

Flyers will receive a ₹300 cashback on bookings made on the airline’s website, and a ₹400 cashback on bookings made on the IndiGo mobile app.

The offer is valid only if booked between October 25 and 29. No travel period has been specified for this.

Further, the website states that an “additional discount of up to seven per cent on the IndiGo App is applicable only on base fare across all domestic flights for bookings made 15 days in advance. The additional discount is not applicable on sale fare.” To avail of this, one must enter promo code APPPRMO at the time of booking.

Jet Airways

The full-service airline is offering all-inclusive Diwali special one-way fares, starting at ₹345: Chennai-Coimbatore is ₹345, Mumbai-Goa is ₹835, Ahmedabad-Mumbai is ₹500 and Kolkata-Guwahati is ₹971.

Jet Airways says: “Valid for both one way and return journeys, the special fares offer guests’ substantial savings on Economy travel across direct flights on participating sectors. The offer is available on first-come-first serve basis.”

The six-day sale opened bookings at the stroke of midnight on October 25 and will end on October 30. It is valid for travel until 15 days after the date of purchase.

SpiceJet

“Spicy Hot Jackpot” by SpiceJet will run a lucky draw contest for seven consecutive weeks starting November 1. Each week, seven passengers stand a chance of winning a Royal Enfield 350 cc bike, premium smartphone, 40-inch Panasonic television, home theatre system, premium watch, Paper White  Kindle, and SpiceVacations Couple’s Holiday Package for Goa.

At the end of each week, SpiceJet will announce the seven winners on its website. They will also be contacted via email.

The bumper prize is a Mercedes Benz C Class car, the winner for which will be announced at the end of the seventh week on December 16.

Additionally, 50 winners daily will be randomly selected for a free SpiceClub membership with benefits worth ₹3,000.

Eligibility:

  • Tickets booked during and for travel between October 25 and December 15.
  • Tickets bought through a SpiceClub membership.
  • Tickets bought with an add-on service/product (SpiceMax, Hot Meals, Priority Check-in, Bag Out First, MyFlexiPlan, FlyForSure, Carry More On-board).

Vistara

The full-service airline, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will give a complimentary one-class upgrade to 250 bookings each day. Vistara also has an ongoing Diwali Celebration Sale wherein one-way flight tickets start from ₹920 (all inclusive).

Booking Period: October 26-31

Travel Period: October 30-31, and Nove,ber 10, 2016 to March 25, 2017

GoAir starts service from Hyderabad

GoAir

Last month, GoAir announced that it will add Hyderabad to its network in October. With this, the budget airline now flies to 23 Indian cities.

On October 12, GoAir started operating daily flights from the Telangana capital to Chennai.

Flight G8-504 departs from Hyderabad at 2215 and reaches Chennai at 2330.

There are two daily services form Chennai to Hyderabad.

Flight G8-501 departs from Chennai at 0730 and reaches Hyderabad at 0835.

Flight G8-503 departs from Chennai at 2020 and reaches Hyderabad at 2135.

December onwards, GoAir will fly to Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar.

From December 11, flight G8-291 will depart from Hyderabad at 0955 and reach Bengaluru at 1110. Return flight G8-294 will depart from Bengaluru at 1900 and reach Hyderabad at 2015.

From December 22, flight G8-261 will depart from Hyderabad at 0650 and reach Bhubaneswar at 0830. Return flight G8-262 will depart from Bhubaneswar at 2025 and reach Hyderabad at 2200.

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Last month, GoAir announced that it will add Hyderabad to its network in October. With this, the budget airline now flies to 23 Indian cities.

On October 12, GoAir started operating daily flights from the Telangana capital to Chennai.

Flight G8-504 departs from Hyderabad at 2215 and reaches Chennai at 2330.

There are two daily services form Chennai to Hyderabad.

Flight G8-501 departs from Chennai at 0730 and reaches Hyderabad at 0835.

Flight G8-503 departs from Chennai at 2020 and reaches Hyderabad at 2135.

December onwards, GoAir will fly to Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar.

From December 11, flight G8-291 will depart from Hyderabad at 0955 and reach Bengaluru at 1110. Return flight G8-294 will depart from Bengaluru at 1900 and reach Hyderabad at 2015.

From December 22, flight G8-261 will depart from Hyderabad at 0650 and reach Bhubaneswar at 0830. Return flight G8-262 will depart from Bhubaneswar at 2025 and reach Hyderabad at 2200.

goair.in 

Last month, GoAir announced that it will add Hyderabad to its network in October. With this, the budget airline now flies to 23 Indian cities.

On October 12, GoAir started operating daily flights from the Telangana capital to Chennai.

Flight G8-504 departs from Hyderabad at 2215 and reaches Chennai at 2330.

There are two daily services form Chennai to Hyderabad.

Flight G8-501 departs from Chennai at 0730 and reaches Hyderabad at 0835.

Flight G8-503 departs from Chennai at 2020 and reaches Hyderabad at 2135.

December onwards, will fly to Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar.

From December 11, flight G8-291 will depart from Hyderabad at 0955 and reach Bengaluru at 1110. Return flight G8-294 will depart from Bengaluru at 1900 and reach Hyderabad at 2015.

From December 22, flight G8-261 will depart from Hyderabad at 0650 and reach Bhubaneswar at 0830. Return flight G8-262 will depart from Bhubaneswar at 2025 and reach Hyderabad at 2200.

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