GoAir agrees to operate from T2 from Oct 29
New Delhi: GoAir will operate all flights in and out of Delhi from IGI airport’s Terminal 2 from October 29. The low-cost carrier (LCC), which only has domestic flights, will move its entire Delhi operations from T1 to T2 from 12.01am that day.
Three LCCs — IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir — operate their domestic flights from T1. Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL) had asked them to move their operations to and from Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata to T2 from October 29.
Being a relatively small carrier with 28 aircraft and no international flights, GoAir told DIAL that it will not split operations but shift completely to T2.
DIAL has asked IndiGo to decide on shifting by Sunday and SpiceJet has said it will do so only if all the three LCCs move.
“This is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at Ter- minal 1, so that the expansion works can be carried out at T1 effectively,” a DIAL statement said.
T1 expansion — including terminal building and aircraft parking stands — will take four years and see its annual passenger handling capacity double from current 2 crore by introducing 22 aerobridges and other infrastructure. Once T1 expansion is completed, T2 will be demolished to make way for T4.
DIAL CEO I P Rao said, “In view of the robust growth in passenger traffic and upcoming airport expansion work, DIAL has revamped and is recommissioning T2 from October 29. This will enable us to start the expansion works at T1and carry it on seamlessly.” The
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10 lakh for water filters in S corp schools
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Suicide bid disrupts metro services
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SDMC to release pending pensions before Diwali
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