HC upholds DIAL order on IndiGo, SpiceJet
A PROPOSAL to partially shift operations of top carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet from Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-1 to Terminal-2 was upheld by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli, directed IndiGo and SpiceJet to approach Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) within one week to work out a plan to shift their operations. The bench also said that if the airlines failed to approach DIAL, the airport regulator was free to send them a communication about shifting of their services.
The high court’s decision came on IndiGo and SpiceJet’s plea challenging last year’s order of upholding DIAL’s decision to partially shift the operations of IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet from T-1 to T-2 at the IGI Airport. A source in DIAL said, “This is just temporary shifting and for a larger cause. Globally, airlines do run from multiple terminals and this is no aberration.It might lead to some inconvenience for flyers but we have made special arrangements for this. Even when GoAir had shifted, we put up a large number of signages on the way to T-2 and offered free shuttle service for passengers who arrived at the wrong terminal.”
IndiGo and SpiceJet told to partially shift operations to terminal 2