Saturday, September 05, 2015

Shutting down T1D not feasible, says Delhi airport

Mumbai: Delhi International Airport Ltd has said shifting all airline operations from Terminal 1D to Terminal 3 is not feasible, taking into account infrastructure facilities such  aircraft bay allocation, runway utilisation, check-in counters and bus gates.

Low-cost airlines IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet use T1D, while T3 is used by both foreign and domestic airlines.

The airport operator's response was Airports Authority of India's suggestion for shutting down T1D and shifting all the operations to T3.  This was a part of note sent in July to the civil aviation ministry in July.

Asked to comment,  AAI chairperson R K Srivastava said he was unaware of the note. The ministry does not seem to support AAI's suggestion and last week had approved augmentation of the facilities at T1D, to reduce congestion there.
04/09/15 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard
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