GoAir operations will temporarily move to Delhi airport’s Terminal 2. Passengers booked on the low-cost airline’s flights beyond October 29, 2017, will have to go to Terminal 2 to connect to their flights in and out of Delhi airport.
This is a temporary move until the expansion works at Terminal 1 are complete. The capacity of Terminal 1 will be expanded from its current capacity of 20 million passenger to 40 million flyers a year. It will be equipped with 22 aero bridges and modern infrastructure. The expansion process will encompass all major areas of the airport including the land side, terminal and air side and will be completed within four years.
“The move to Terminal 2 will also now help us expand and further improve our connectivity to more destinations from Delhi as well as helping us add more frequency to our existing connections,” says Jeh Wadia, managing director at GoAir.
In August this year, Delhi airport asked low cost airlines to spilt their domestic operations between two terminals (Terminal 1D and Terminal 2) here. The move was opposed by the carriers including IndiGo Airlines that is not keen to operate out of Terminal 2. GoAir is the first low-cost airline that has agreed to shift its entire operations to Terminal 2.
Currently, there is no clarity on whether IndiGo and SpiceJet will also shift their operations to Terminal 2 as GoAir has done.