A GoAir aircraft
Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Friday announced that terminal-2 will be operational from October 29. GoAir becomes the first airline to accept DIAL’s proposal and has decided to shift its entire operations to Terminal 2 with effect from 00:01 hours of October 29, the airport operator said in a press release.
DIAL and GoAir are working together to ensure that the move to Terminal 2 benefits the passengers and provides them with comfortable experience. Together the airline and the airport developer will also ensure that all passengers flying GoAir are suitably made aware of the move and advised.
All infrastructures at Terminal 2 are fully ready and DIAL is planning to initiate operational readiness procedures from October 17, 12 days prior to the opening of Terminal 2. To ensure the smooth transition of shifting of flights DIAL has also identified adequate number of aircraft parking bays, airline office space and other related facilities, it said.
This is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at Terminal 1, so that the expansion works can be carried out at Terminal 1 effectively and efficiently. The Terminal 1 is set to be expanded from the current capacity of 20 million to 40 million per annum with 22 aerobridges, and state of the art infrastructure. The expansion process will encompass all major areas of the airport i.e. Landside, Terminal and Airside and will be completed within four years.