Effective September 5, airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet have moved some domestic operations to Terminal 3 (T3) at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
IndiGo has moved a portion of its operations from T2 to T3, while SpiceJet has shifted all of its domestic flights from T2 to T3. The airlines’ Terminal 1 operations are unchanged.
Airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has taken a number of steps to ensure smooth movement of passengers to the respective terminals. These include: placement of bilingual signage at all strategic locations in and around the three terminals; deployment of dedicated staff members at T2 and T3: availability of passenger shuttles; and explaining the changes to passengers via MATVs (in-house TV) at the terminals and on the Airport Metro.
Commenting on the changes, DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said, “DIAL is committed to providing a world-class facility at Delhi Airport. The shifting of some domestic flights will help ease the pressure caused by fast-growing passenger traffic, enabling us to carry out the capacity enhancement work of Terminal 2 effectively and efficiently.”
Capacity enhancement work will enable T2 to handle 18 million passengers each year, three million more than at present.