Tuesday, May 18, 2021

As footfall drops, T2 suspends operation

New Delhi: Delhi airport’s Terminal 2 has been shut down for operations from Monday midnight. All the flights will now operate only from Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, an official said. The move comes keeping in mind the drop in footfall, following the restrictions and lockdown curbs in several states.

Around two months ago, the airport was mulling opening Terminal 1 in addition to the already functioning Terminal 2 and 3. However, footfall began dropping as cases began rising countrywide.

An airport official said the footfall had crossed around 1 lakh passengers per day at the start of the year, however, it was currently down to around 35,000 passengers per day. “We have decided to close operations at Terminal 2 to make it easier for airlines to operate and manage their staff. It will also be easier for passengers to fly from one terminal,” said the official.

Once the footfall returns to a significant figure again, T2 will resume operation and passengers will be given prior notice, in case their flights were booked in advance, the airport said.

“All flight operations at #DelhiAirport will be shifted to T3 effectively from May 10 00:01 hours. All passengers are required to complete their web check-in at home for a contactless journey,” Delhi airport tweeted on Monday.

18/05/21 Times of India

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