Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1D to Remain Open

3 February 2011 (Last Updated February 3rd, 2011 18:30)

The airport operator of Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in West Delhi, India, has unveiled plans to continue operations at its old terminal (1D). The operator Delhi International Airport (DIAL) plans to use the INR500bn ($109.7m) terminal to service domestic and international

The airport operator of Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in West Delhi, India, has unveiled plans to continue operations at its old terminal (1D).

The operator Delhi International Airport (DIAL) plans to use the INR500bn ($109.7m) terminal to service domestic and international low-cost airlines.

1D is currently used by domestic low-cost airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, and was originally expected to move to the new T3 terminal by the end of January.

The change of plan was prompted by growth in traffic and a desire to seek returns on the money that went into building 1D.

DIAL will add customs and immigration counters to 1D to allow low-cost airlines to operate international flights from 1D, according to livemint.com.