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IndiGo-Spicejet to partially shift operations to T2 of IGI airport from Mar 25


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After a four-month long legal battle, IndiGo Airlines and SpiceJet have finally agreed to abide by Delhi International Airport Ltd’s (DIAL) directive to partially shift their operations to Terminal-2 (T2) with effect from March 25. India’s largest airline in terms of market share announced on its website that from March 25, flight numbers 6E2000 to 6E2999 will operate from T2.
A whopping 102 IndiGo flights have been shifted out, including flights connecting the capital to smaller cities like Bagdogra, Visakhapatnam, Udaipur, Vadodara and Srinagar. Basically, IndiGo has prefixed ‘2’ to all flights that have been shifted out to make it easier for passengers. For instance, flight 6E 273 from Delhi to Bangalore has now become 6E 2273 and Chennai-Delhi flight 6E 3752 has changed to 6E 2752.
Just a day ago, SpiceJet had announced that it will shift 22 flights serving seven domestic sectors – Cochin, Ahmedabad, Patna, Pune, Goa, Surat, and Gorakhpur – out of Terminal-1 (T1) of the Indira Gandhi International airport to T2. The airline said that all its remaining domestic flights will continue to operate from T1.
The airline will operate flights to Bengaluru, Chennai, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Udaipur, Vadodara and Vishakhapatnam from T2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. These flights will be numbered from 6E 2000 to 6E 2999.
As per the recent order of the Supreme Court, both IndiGo and SpiceJet had submitted lists of sectors to GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) for shifting to T2 and the DIAL has given its consent to the proposal, a statement said.
While GoAir had decided to shift operations to T2 in October 2017, SpiceJet and Indigo decided to follow suit last month for partial shifting after the Supreme Court dismissed IndiGo’s plea challenging a Delhi High Court order on shifting operations from Terminal (T1) to T2.
Yesterday, SpiceJet had announced shifting 22 flights to T2 with destinations to seven cities from March 25.
The shifting, however, is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at T1. The move will enable the expansion works at T1 effectively, the DIAL statement said.
T1 is set to be expanded from the current capacity of 20 million to 40 million passengers per annum.
The IndiGo, in a release said, it is reaching out to all affected passengers and their respective travel agents via SMS, calls, and e-mails provided in reservation.
The airline also said in the event of an IndiGo passenger missing the flight due to the change in terminal, it will rebook the flight at no extra charge.
A social media campaign has also been launched by the DIAL to generate awareness among passengers about shifting of the flights. Passengers can get all the required information regarding T2 by using #ShiftingToT2.
It has identified a number of aircraft parking bays, airline office space and related facilities from seamless operation from T2. The terminal has many key features to provide hassle free experience to flyers including adequate check-in counters, X-ray machines, baggage reclaim belts and aerobridges.
With the partial shift of operations of SpiceJet and IndiGo to T2, passenger area for the flyers will increase from 25,917 sqm at T1 to combined 62,010 sqm. T2 adds additional 36,093 sqm passenger area.

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