Low-cost carrier, IndiGo has finally agreed to comply with the Supreme Court’s order to shift part of its operations from Terminal 1 (T1) to Terminal 2 (T2) of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport (IGI).
IndiGo and SpiceJet have until March 3 to furnish IGI’s airport operator with a list of flights that will operate from T2 in the coming weeks.
In June 2017, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation had asked budget carriers GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet to move operations from Delhi Airport’s T1 to T2, until expansion work at T1 was completed. At the time, this request had been heavily disputed by the airlines, citing inconvenience to its passengers as the primary reason.
T1 is currently handling 20 per cent more than its full capacity of 20 million passengers per annum. The government is working towards expanding its capacity to 40 million passengers per annum. Terminal 3 (T3) of the airport operates international flights, and is also running beyond its full capacity.
Currently, GoAir is the only airline operating out of Delhi Airport’s T2. It moved its operations on October 29, 2017 and has a detailed FAQ on its website about the move.