Delhi airport’s Terminal-2 reopening on July 22, confirms DIAL | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-2 (T2) will resume from next week.
The operator for Delhi Airport, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday announced that flight operation will begin at the terminal from July 22. From 12.01am, all IndiGo 2000 series flights, alongside all GoAir flights will shift to T2, with a total of 27 counters to function initially to cater to passengers of the two airlines.
The resumption of operations at T2 will be with approximately 200 air traffic movements (100 departures and 100 arrivals) per day, which may increase progressively up to 280 by August-end, officials said. The terminal initially expects a daily passenger footfall of around 25,000 passengers, with IndiGo’s 2000-2999 series flights and entire operations of GoAir functioning in the initial phase.
Around 27 counters — 11 for GoAir and 16 for IndiGo — will be available to cater to the passengers of respective flights, along with 22 kiosks for e-boarding of passengers.
The first flight scheduled from T2 after reopening of this terminal would be a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight, which will take off at 3am.
DIAL says it has taken several safety measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of passengers as directed by the government of India. “Delhi Airport is all set to reopen T2 once again for domestic flight operations after the recent shutdown owing to second wave of Covid-19 cases. We would like to assure passengers that at Delhi airport, they would be in a safe and healthy environment. We have implemented several measures at the airport to ensure passenger safety without compromising their comfort and experience,” said DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.
“Our teams work round the clock to sanitise the terminal. DIAL will continue its awareness drive by educating and encouraging passengers to wear face masks and maintain social distance while at the airport,” he added.
After resumption of flight operations on October 1, 2020, commercial operations of domestic flights were suspended again at T2 on May 18, 2021, following a significant drop in domestic air traffic. The decision to resume T2 operations has been taken after Delhi Airport started witnessing gradual growth in passenger footfall post relaxation in lockdown and travel norms by various states since June. TOI had earlier reported how flight operations at T2 could resume as early as the end of this month.
In a recent survey carried out by the airport on passenger experience, around 99% flyers said they felt confident of flying through the airport.


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