After six months of complete shutdown, Delhi International Airport Ltd. has decided to restart operations from its Terminal 2 (T-2) starting from 1st October. This decision has come up as a result of increased traffic at the airport. So far, the airport’s Terminal 3 (T-3) was the only functional terminal of the airport and all the flights to and from Delhi have been operating from T-3.
Flights to operate from the airport’s Terminal 2
The airport’s Terminal 2 will start functioning from 1st October so, all the domestic flights of low-cost carrier GoAir flights will operate from Terminal 2.
Not only GoAir but a part of IndiGo’s flight will also get shifted to the airport’s Terminal 2. At present IndiGo is operating more than 105 domestic flights from Terminal 3, so the airline company will move some of its flights to the airport’s Terminal 2.
The flights to be moved to the airport’s Terminal 2 will to 20 destinations including Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Srinagar, Patna, Chennai, Lucknow, Jammu, Indore, Guwahati, Kochi, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad.
As per the information in the second phase which will start from 8th October, the terminal 2 will cater to 12 destinations more such as Nagpur, Jaipur, Madurai, Hyderabad, Goa, Dehradun, Coimbatore, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
But why are these flights being shifted to Terminal 2?
The imminent rise in the number of flights being operated by airlines both on domestic and international routes has resulted in Delhi airport moving a part of the operations to Terminal 2 to accommodate the growing capacity and at the same time ensuring safety measures such as social distancing.
Degree of domestic operations scale-up
Earlier this month the Indian government allowed the airlines to start functioning with 60 percent of capacity from 45 percent of capacity. Thus, a slight recovery in the domestic operations in the country. The government is also anticipating that this upcoming festive season will further increase the domestic air traffic.