Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DIAL tells IndiGo to shift to Terminal-2 by January 2018

New Delhi: The GMR group-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has given low-cost airline IndiGo two more months to shift a part of its flight operations from Terminal-1 to Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). DIAL aims to expand T-1, but the airline had opposed the terminal shifting plan.

“We, in the interest of passengers, provide to IndiGo a further time for shifting its stated operations to Terminal-2. Kindly plan your activities in a manner that from January 4, 2018, the flights of IndiGo operating to and from Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru shall be operated from Terminal-2 only,” DIAL chief commercial operations Pradeep Panicker wrote in a letter to IndiGo president and whole-time director Aditya Ghosh on Saturday.

DIAL had directed airlines operating out of T-1 — IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir — to move their flight operations serving Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai to T-2 from October 29 to expand the overcrowded T-1.
While GoAir agreed to shift its entire flight operations to Terminal-2, SpiceJet and IndiGo are not on board yet leading to delay in Delhi airport’s terminal expansion plan.

IndiGo had told DIAL that it will not support shifting of flights to the three metros to T-2 as it will disrupt its operations. Instead, it had proposed shifting of its “entire operation to T-2 to provide a far better customer experience” than the proposed plan of splitting flight operations.
24/10/17 The Hindu