NEW DELHI: SpiceJet and IndiGo airlines are to shift flight operations to T3 terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport from September 5 due to expansion work at T2.
The change will take place with effect from 00:01 hours on September 5, 2019, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) announced on Monday.
“The move comes as part of DIAL’s efforts to enhance passenger experience at Delhi Airport at a time when SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir, operating from Terminal 2, have witnessed a steep traffic growth compounded by the reallocation of Jet Airways traffic,” DIAL said in a statement.
All flights of SpiceJet operating from T2 would be shifted to T3, GoAir will continue its domestic operations from T2, while IndiGo’s 5000 series flights will shift to T3. IndiGo and SpiceJet flight operations at T1 will remain unaffected.
The move will reduce the passenger load at T2 by 27 per cent.
The shifting will enable the airport operator to enhance the overall infrastructure of T2 to handle rising passenger traffic.
“Post completion of capacity enhancement of T2, the terminal will be able to handle 18 million passengers per annum,” the statement added.