- Published: Monday, 20 November 2017 12:40
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1. The numbers : Terminal 1 of the airport was used for all domestic flights of low-cost carriers — IndiGo, SpiceJetand GoAir...
While Terminal 1 capacity is 2 crore passengers annually. It handled 2.4 crore in financial year 2017 and is expected to see 2.6 crore flyers in financial year 2018.
2. The solution
DIAL wants to move a third of the traffic to T2
Get space at T1 to begin expansion work and double its capacity by 2020-21
3. What DIAL offered
In January, DIAL gives SpiceJet and GoAir the option to shift fully to T2...
...or, shift a third of flights of IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir to T2 from October-end
4. The hurdles
Airlines fail to reach an agreement as IndiGo says no to partial shifting of domestic operations...
...even as GoAir moves fully to T2 from October 29
SpiceJet says will go for partial move only if IndiGo does the same
DIAL rules that IndiGo and SpiceJet flights to and from Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will operate from T2 from January 2018
IndiGo moves high court against the order
INDIGO VS DIAL: FIGHT OVER FLIGHT PLAN
What DIAL is doing
In talks with LCCs since January, but no consensus reached
Aviation ministry says DIAL's word to be final; DIAL decides flights to and from Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata of three LCCs to operate from T2 from January 2018
What IndiGo says
Opposes splitting of domestic flights between T1 and T2
Can go to T2 fully if DIAL increases terminal's capacity to suit its requirement
Points out that only IndiGo and SpiceJet operate international flights from T3 and domestic from T1; Others, such as Air India and Jet, operate entirely from T3
Splitting domestic flights between T1 and T2 will mean IndiGo and SpiceJet will have to operate from three different terminals
DIAL says IndiGo and SpiceJet must
Shift some flights to T2; enough time already given to both airlines to shift in an efficient manner
CEO I P Rao says shifting means splitting operations, 'but everyone has to share the pain'
IndiGo explains why not
Operating from T1, T2 & T3 will result in confusion among customers
Peak season traffic commences from October, a large number of advance bookings already made
DIAL says it gave the three LCCs option of deciding among themselves the modalities of shifting
Shift is temporary as LCCs will go back to expanded T1 in 2020-21. Then T2 will be demolished to make way for T4, taking IGIA to its peak traffic handling potential
IndiGo retorts DIAL move 'arbitrary, discriminatory, illegal and malafide'
Could 'destroy IndiGo's business (and) the reputation it has built over last 11 years as the most efficient and most liked airline in India'
On Nov 15, Delhi high court wants to know from DIAL the basis for its decision to partially shift operations of the three domestic airlines
(Source: The Times Of India)