Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has announced that flight operations are all set to resume from the dedicated domestic terminal of the airport, Terminal 1 (T1).
Terminal 1 will resume operations from October 31, 2021 at 12:01 am with Indian budget carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet.
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The first flight out of the terminal will be an IndiGo flight to Mumbai, at 01:05 am.
The terminal had been shut for 18 months due to the pandemic-induced reduction in flight demand. Now, with flight operations getting back to pre-COVID levels, the terminal is being reopened anticipating the increased travel demand owing to the festive season.
It may be noted that operations restarted in a calibrated manner from Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 of the airport from May 25, 2020 and July 22, 2021 respectively.
With the resumption of the third terminal, the Delhi Airport will now be completely functional.
In a press release, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has stated that several safety measures are being implemented at T1 to provide passengers with a safe, healthy and comfortable flying experience. See the entire press release below:
Terminal 1 of #Delhiairport set to begin operation after almost 18 months from 31st Oct 2021
IndiGo & SpiceJet to start flights from the terminal 1
— DD News (@DDNewslive) October 8, 2021
The resumption of T1 is sure to bring convenience to domestic travellers flying out of the Delhi Airport.
An important announcement by SpiceJet:
Starting October 31, flight no.SG8000 – 8999 will operate from T3. All other domestic flights will operate from T1. For international flights, it will continue its operation from T3.
Here’s the official tweet:
Attention Delhi Flyers!📢 From October 31 2021, domestic SpiceJet Delhi flights (4 digit flight nos. starting with “8”) to operate from T3. Remaining Delhi domestic flights to operate from T1. International flights from T3.
For more information, visit https://t.co/PykmFjYcix!✈ pic.twitter.com/TKZNMe7KDN
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) October 23, 2021
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