Order for Indigo, SpiceJet to shift operations to Terminal 2 at Indira Gandhi airport upheld by Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday upheld its single judge order accepting Delhi International Airport Limited or DIAL's decision to partially shift IndiGo and SpiceJet operations from IGI airport's terminal Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.

File image of Delhi High Court. PTI

File image of Delhi High Court. PTI

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli, however, directed IndiGo and SpiceJet to approach Delhi International Airport Ltd within a week.

The airport regulator shall in another week decide when the airlines have to shift their operations.

The bench also said that if the airlines failed to approach DIAL, the airport regulator was free to send them a communication about shifting of their services.

The high court's decision came on IndiGo and SpiceJet's plea challenging its single judge order of 20 December last year, upholding DIAL's decision to partially shift the operations of private carriers Indigo, GoAir and SpiceJet from Terminal-1 to Terminal 2 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

On 21 October last year, DIAL had asked the three airlines to shift their flights to and from Delhi to Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru to T-2 from January 4. All other flights of the airlines would continue to operate from T-1, the airport operator had said.

While upholding DIAL's decision, the single judge had given the airlines time till 15 February to partially shift their operations.

GoAir shifted all its operations to T-2, saying partial shifting of its operations would "kill" it as it was a smaller airline.

Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 20:26 PM

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