IndiGo and SpiceJet will transfer their operations from Terminal 2 (T2) to Terminal 3 (T3) at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in New Delhi, India.
In the first week of September, IndiGo’s series 5000 jets and all SpiceJet operations will be relocated to T3.
IGI is managed by Delhi International Airport (DIAL), who have reported that IndiGo and SpiceJet operations at Terminal 1 (T1) will not be affected by the relocation exercise.
Budget airline GoAir will not transfer its operation from T2.
SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh told LiveMint: “I am pleased to share that from 5 September 2019, SpiceJet will consolidate its operations at Delhi airport by shifting entirely from T2 to T3.
“With this, our flight operations would be restricted to just two terminals, T1 and T3 of Delhi airport. This move will enhance the convenience of passengers travelling with us and provide them with greater comfort and ease in transiting between domestic and international flights.”
IGI Airport is expected to launch capacity enhancement work at T2 once IndiGo and SpiceJet have moved operations.
T2 is currently able to accommodate 15 million passengers per annum. Upon completion of the proposed expansion work, the terminal annual passenger handling capacity will increase to 18 million.
The capacity enhancement work is scheduled to be finished over the next six months.
The project forms part of DIAL’s plan to boost IGI’s overall passenger handling capacity.
DIAL plans to merge the old departure terminal 1D with arrivals at Terminal 1C to form a single Terminal 1.
Once the project is completed, the flights that were transferred to T2 two years ago will start operating from T1.
DIAL will subsequently demolish T2 and a new T4 building will be constructed in its place.