Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Terminal shift leads to chaos, airlines say it’s biz as usual

New Delhi: Shifting of IndiGo and SpiceJet’s operations to Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in the wake of ongoing revamp of Terminal 2 caused chaos at the airport on Monday with long queues for boarding and travellers missing their flights.
The low-cost carriers, however, denied any hindrance in operations. While SpiceJet has shifted its base from T2 to T3 entirely, IndiGo partially moved its operations to T3 on September 5.
Officials claimed the shift will pave way for the infrastructure enhancement of T2, after which its capacity will increase from 15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) to 18 MPPA. Currently, GoAir runs its entire fleet from T2 while IndiGo has partial operations at IGI’s old international terminal, which was mothballed in 2010.
Under T2’s enhancement initiatives, the security hold area, bus gate hold area, new arrivals area and passenger waiting area will be expanded while pre-embarkation security check area will be relocated and an automated tray retrieval system will be installed.
10/09/19 Times of India
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