Sunday, October 08, 2017

Flight operations from Terminal 2 get delayed

Scheduled to start from this month, flight operations from Delhi Airport’s newly renovated Terminal 2 are unlikely to begin before mid-November as several airlines have opposed the GMR’s plan to shift a part of the operations of low cost airlines flying out of Delhi to Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, to the newly renovated Terminal 2 in order to decongest Terminal 1-D which currently handles all such airlines and is operating beyond its capacity. GMR-DIAL (Delhi International Airport Private Limited) is the operating agency of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).

Airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir would be affected by such a decision of the GMR and DIAL as they have been operating out of Terminal 1-D in Delhi and have, thus, shown their resentment towards DIAL’s decision.

IndiGo has termed DIAL’s decision “unworkable”, while other airlines have also opposed shifting part of their operations to the new Terminal 2.

In a letter to DIAL last month, IndiGo has called for a mutually acceptable solution to resolve the problem.
08/10/17 Dibyendu Mondal/Sunday Guardian

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