Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) will undergo major changes in domestic flight operations starting from October 31.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo and SpiceJet to shift a part of their domestic operations to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Terminal 1 (T1) with effect from 31st Oct 2021.
Budget carrier SpiceJet has already informed about these changes in a tweet and said;
“Attention Delhi Flyers! From October 31, 2021, domestic SpiceJet Delhi flights (4 digit flight nos. starting with “8″) to operate from T3. Remaining Delhi domestic flights to operate from T1. International flights from T3.”
With effective from 31st Oct, all SpiceJet flights will be operating from both Terminals 1 and 3 of IGI Airport, New Delhi.
- Flight No. SG8000-8999 will operate from Terminal 3 (T3).
- All other domestic flights will operate from Terminal 1 (T1).
- All International flights will continue to operate from only Terminal 3 (T3).
After remaining closed for almost 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic the T1 terminal of Delhi International Airport will resume flights operation starting from October 31 onwards.
“After almost 18 months of closure, the operations at T1 terminal will resume with pre-Covid operators, i.e. IndiGo and SpiceJet,” said the statement by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Terminal 1 of Delhi Airport
Terminal 1 at Delhi Airport is used as a domestic terminal since it is only served by low-cost carriers. Terminal 1 is currently used by low-cost carriers. DIAL is working to expand Terminal 1 and enhance its annual passenger handling capacity from the current 18 million to 30 million by 2022.
Flight Operation From T1 Terminal
The first flight scheduled from T1 after its reopening would be an Indigo flight which will depart for Mumbai at 105 am, it mentioned.
“With the resumption of the third terminal, Delhi Airport will be functional fully. We’d like to assure passengers that at Delhi airport, they would be in a safe and healthy environment,” said Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL.
No Restrictions On Domestic Flight Capacity
Recently, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India has removed the restrictions on domestic flight capacity, Domestic Airlines in India are now allowed to operate at 100% of their pre-Covid capacity from Oct 18 onwards.