Budget airlines IndiGo and GoAir have announced a terminal change in Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from October 1, 2020. While IndiGo shifts some of its flights to Terminal 2, GoAir will operate all its domestic flights to and from Delhi from Terminal II.
According to a media release from IndiGo, the flights with call sign between 6E 2000 – 6E 2999 are the ones that are being shifted. The remaining ones will continue to operate from Terminal III.
GoAir made its announcement through Twitter stating, “Important announcement for all GoAir passengers – effective October 1 2020, all domestic flights to and from Delhi will arrive and depart from Terminal II.”
Both airlines have requested passengers to check the terminals before leaving for the airport. The decision to shift terminals is a part of the Delhi International Airport Limited’s (DIAL’s) efforts to improve passenger experience at Delhi airport.
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There was a similar terminal shift on September 5 when Terminal II underwent capacity enhancement works. IndiGo and SpiceJet, two budget airlines that together accounted for two-thirds of the country’s domestic market share, started operating from Terminal III during the period.
Passenger flow increases
Meanwhile, the report from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows a considerable month-on-month increase in the number of passengers taking flights amid the pandemic. Around 28.32 lakh passengers flew in August 2020, an increase of 7.25 lakh passengers in July. All airports improved their passenger load factors last month. SpiceJet maintained its number one position in load factor, with around 76 per cent. Vistara and IndiGo maintained around 68.3 per cent and 65.6 per cent of load factors respectively.
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IndiGo also ranked number one by the Safe Travel Barometer with a rating of 4.2 out of 5, making it the safest airline in India. Safe Travel Barometer has the most comprehensive database in the world for COVID-19 traveller health and safety protocols. It has released a Safe Travel Score for all airlines worldwide.