IndiGo agrees to move 102 flights to T2 by March 25

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After a four-month long legal battle, IndiGo Airlines and SpiceJet have finally agreed to abide by Delhi International Airport Ltd's (DIAL) directive to partially shift their operations to Terminal-2 (T2) with effect from March 25.

Following the SC order, both IndiGo and SpiceJet had submitted lists of sectors to DIAL for shifting to T2, which gave its consent to the list, the release said. 6E 2000 to 6E 2999) to T2.

A whopping 102 IndiGo flights have been shifted out, including flights connecting the capital to smaller cities like Bagdogra, Visakhapatnam, Udaipur, Vadodara and Srinagar. SG 8000 to SG 8999) to T2.

While GoAir had chose to shift operations to T2 in October 2017, SpiceJet and Indigo made a decision to follow suit last month for partial shifting after the Supreme Court dismissed IndiGo's plea challenging a Delhi High Court order on shifting operations from Terminal (T1) to T2. The partial shift of both airlines to T2 will see the passenger area increase from almost 25,917 sqm at T1 to a combined area of 62,010 sqm at T2 adding an additional area of 36,093 sqm. T2 adds additional 36,093 sqm passenger area.

In line with Master Plan 2016 and to facilitate the growth at IGI Airport, DIAL had earlier proposed partial shifting of all three carriers to T2 until the completion of expansion of T1.

SpiceJet will shift 7 sectors to T2.

The shifting, however, is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at T1, which has a capacity to handle 20 million passengers at present. "The expansion process will encompass all major areas of the airport including landside, terminal and airside, and will be completed within four years", it said in a statement. We welcome IndiGo and SpiceJet to Terminal 2. This will enable us to start the expansion work at T1.

DIAL has also identified adequate number of aircraft parking bays, airline office space and other related facilities.

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