Beginning October 29, GoAir to operate from Delhi Terminal 2

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 15, 2017

Airport authority insisted that SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir ensure that one-third of their existing flights shift from Terminal 1D to another   -  RV Moorthy

Move is to facilitate completion of expansion work at Terminal 1

GoAir is to shift its entire flight operations to Delhi airport’s Terminal-2 from October 29, the airline said in a statement.

The statement adds that Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced on Friday that the revamped Terminal-2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on October 29.

“In order to facilitate the growth of IGI Airport, GoAir has mutually agreed with DIAL to move its entire operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 from October 29, until the completion of expansion of Terminal 1. This is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at Terminal 1, so that the expansion works can be carried out at Terminal 1 effectively and efficiently,” the statement says. The statement adds that the airline and the airport developer will ensure that all passengers flying GoAir are made aware of the move.

Terminal 1 is set to be expanded to 40 million flyers a year from its current capacity of 20 million flyers with 22 aero bridges and state of the art infrastructure.

The expansion process will encompass all major areas of the airport including the land side, terminal and air side and will be completed within four years.

Improving connectivity

“The move to Terminal 2 will also now help us expand and further improve our connectivity to more destinations from Delhi as well as helping us add more frequency to our existing connections,” Jeh Wadia, MD, GoAir, said. GoAir is the first among IndiGo and SpiceJet which has agreed to shift its entire operations to Terminal 2. In August this year as it started looking to develop Terminal 1, Delhi airport’s proposed asking low cost airlines to spilt their domestic operations between two terminals here.

DIAL had insisted that SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir ensure that one-third of their existing flights shift from Terminal 1D to another so that each airline has enough access space at the airport.

This move was opposed by several domestic airlines including IndiGo which was not keen to operate from two terminals. At the moment, there is no clarity on whether IndiGo and SpiceJet will also shift their operations to Terminal 2 as GoAir has done.

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Published on October 15, 2017
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