NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Indigo, Spicejet airlines to partially shift operations from Terminal 1 (T1) to Terminal 2 (T2) at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
Upheld its single-judge order accepting Delhi International Airport Ltd’s (DIAL’s) suggestion, the court asked the airlines to approach the airport regulator within a week. The DIAL will now decide the time frame by when the airlines have to shift.
Last year, the DIAL had asked Indigo, SpiceJet and GoAir to shift some of its flight operations from T1 to T2 in order to continue expansion work of the Delhi airport.
While GoAir shifted operations, Indigo and SpiceJet were unwilling to shift.
SpiceJet said that rights of T1 cannot be given exclusively to IndiGo Airlines, as it would be anti-competitive. The airlines added that it would shift operations if IndiGo also shifts.
IndiGo had said that option of staying fully in T1 and said if in future its number of passengers exceed the capacity of the terminal, then it will move some of its operations to T2.