As air travel gradually takes off, operations at Delhi airport&rsquos Terminal 2 will resume from October 1. Flight operations at the airport will be resuming after a forced break of six months due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.
Until now, only Terminal 3, or T3, was functional since they resumed in May, two months after its closure on March 25. Terminal 1 is currently undergoing expansion and will remain closed until further notice.
According to its operator, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will resume flight operations at T2 with 96 air traffic movements which includes 48 departures and 48 arrivals on daily basis. With more travel arrangements opening up, these numbers are expected to increase to 180 towards November.
&ldquoThe terminal [T2] will resume operations with IndiGo&rsquos 2000 series flights and entire operations of GoAir in the initial phase. About 27 counters - 11 for GoAir and 16 for IndiGo - have been created to cater to the passengers. The first flight scheduled from T2 after reopening of this terminal would be Srinagar bound Indigo flight, which will depart at 625 AM,&rdquo the airport operator said in a statement.
On reopening, IndiGo will cater service to 20 destinations from the terminal including Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Cochin, Guwahati, Indore, Jammu, Lucknow, Chennai, Patna, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, and Visakhapatnam.
&ldquoIn the next phase, from October 8, [flights to] at least 12 more destinations, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Hyderabad, Madurai, Jaipur, and Nagpur, will start operating from T2,&rdquo the statement said.
According to the airport officials, new seating arrangements with social distancing markings, sanitisation of contact surfaces, and contactless retail outlets have been setup at the terminal ensuring the safety of passengers.