Budget carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo have started domestic operations from Terminal 3 (T3) of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport with effect from today, 5 September. “While Indigo would shift a portion of its operations from T2 to T3, SpiceJet would shift all of its domestic flights, operating from T2 to T3,” the GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said in a statement. This decision has been taken by DIAL to enhance the overall infrastructure of T2, which is expected to undergo major expansion and renovation to accommodate more passengers with the rising traffic.
1) SpiceJet flight numbers SG 8000 to SG 8999 will depart from and arrive at T3 of IGI Airport, New Delhi. IndiGo flight numbers—6E 5000 to 6E 5999, will operate out of T3.
2) SpceJet flights to and from Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu, Jharsuguda, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Mangalore, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam will arrive at and depart from T3 of IGI Airport, the carrier mentioned on its site.
3) To avoid any confusion or last moment chaos, the airlines have sent emails and SMS notifications, well in advance informing passengers of this move. The airline has also made special arrangements for passengers to be dropped at T3 from the T2 departure terminal.
4) The airport operator said it has placed bilingual directional and informative signage at all strategic locations in and around the three terminals of the airport.
5) There will be deployment of dedicated staff members at the T2 and T3 terminals and shuttle buses will be made available for passengers in need.
At present, GoAir and SpiceJet and IndiGo operate their domestic flights from T2, while Air India, Vistara and AirAsia India operate out of T3.
SpiceJet will also shift its entire Mumbai operations to Terminal 2 of the city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport effective 1 October 2019, the airline said.
Effective October 1, 2019, GoAir will operate all its domestic flights from Mumbai Airport Terminal 1. This move will immensely benefit GoAir passengers as they will be able to easily demarcate the terminal they need to go to – Terminal 1 for domestic flights, Terminal 2 for international flights. Internally, the shift of domestic flights to Terminal 1 will streamline the departure and arrival process for GoAir and create greater synergies.