Indigo flights to take off from Delhi Airport's T2 starting Oct 01; GoAir will also operate flights

Interglobe Aviation (Indigo) flights will be the first to commence operations on T2.

Sep 29, 2020 02:09 IST India Infoline News Service

After more than six-months closure, the Delhi Airport is set to resume flight operations from Terminal 2 or T2 starting October 1. Amid Covid-19 pandemic, the airport only operated from Terminal 3 of the airport with low frequency since late May 2020.

Interglobe Aviation (Indigo) flights will be the first to commence operations on T2. Additionally, low-cost carrier GoAir also bags slot at the terminal.

In a notification, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the operator, said the resumption of flight operations from T2 will be with 96 air traffic movements--48 departures and 48 arrivals--daily. The movements are expected to increase to 180 by October end.

The airport operator added, "The terminal [T2] will resume operations with IndiGo’s 2000 series flights and entire operations of GoAir in the initial phase. About 27 counters--11 for GoAir and 16 for IndiGo--have been created to cater to the passengers... The first flight scheduled from T2 after reopening of this terminal would be Srinagar bound Indigo flight, which will depart at 6:25 AM."

Further, the operator said IndiGo will cater to 20 destinations from T2. The destinations include Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Cochin, Guwahati, Indore, Jammu, Lucknow, Chennai, Patna, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, and Visakhapatnam.

“In the next phase, from October 8, [flights to] at least 12 more destinations, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Hyderabad, Madurai, Jaipur, and Nagpur, will start operating from T2,” the operator said in the notification.

On Sensex, Indigo stock was trading at Rs1241.70 per piece slumping by 2.59% at around 2.19 PM. The stock has touched an intraday low of Rs1224.05 per piece in early deals. 

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