Saturday, October 28, 2017

GoAir shifts base as revamped T-2 with 12 million annual capacity reopens today

New Delhi: To ease the load on Terminal-1 (T-1) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, GoAir airline has decided to shift its operation to Terminal-2 (T-2) from Saturday night. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), meanwhile, Friday made it clear that no airline will be able to start additional flights from terminal-1 for the next three years.
At a distance of less than 500 metres from the International T-3 and the Airport Metro station, the revamped T-2 will reopen on Saturday after a seven-year gap.
The renovated T-2 can handle 12 million passengers per annum, up from its earlier capacity of 9 million. “It can accommodate 2,500 passengers per hour. T-2 will have 27 parking bays for flights. It also has six aircraft contact gates or aerobridges, unlike T-1, which has none. There are 80 check-in counters, including eight for passengers with restricted mobility.
See Photos | Delhi airport’s revamped Terminal 2 ready for flyers
With GoAir shifting to T-2, the terminal will be handling 47 departures a day. It will also see about 12,000 passengers per day and nine X-Ray machines have been installed for security checks. DIAL will provide free inter-terminal transfer facility between T-1 and T-2 for three months,” an officer said.
28/10/17 Indian Express