Monday, December 25, 2017

IndiGo, SpiceJet To Shift Operations Partially To IGI Terminal-2 As Delhi HC Upholds DIAL’s Public Interest Over Airlines’ Commercial ...

IndiGo Airlines will have to shift operation of its flights, to and fro Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru to Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport with the Delhi High Court junking its challenge to the directions of DIAL while observing that traffic load at Terminal-1 was much beyond its capacity and such shifting was in the larger public interest. SpiceJet, which was later impleaded as party in the matter, was also denied any relief.

Justice AK Chawla dismissed the petition moved by Interglobe Aviation Ltd, which provides services in the name of IndiGo, challenging various directions/ communication from DIAL between September and October 2017, directing the airlines to operate its flights to and fro Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru w.e.f. January 4, 2018, from Terminal-2 of IGI. However, keeping in mind that the deadline for beginning the operations of IndiGo and SpiceJet from Terminal-2 in terms of the impugned communication is set to expire on January 4, 2018, the court extended the time provided to IndiGo and SpiceJet to shift their part operations till February 15, 2018.
24/12/17 Ananksha Jain/Live Law