Low-cost carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet suffered a setback in Delhi High Court on Tuesday as it upheld a decision by a single judge order allowing partial shifting of the two airlines operations from Indira Gandhi International airports Terminal 1 (T-1) to Terminal 2 (T-2).Once this is implemented, the flights operated by IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir to and from Delhi to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata will shift to T-2.
All other flights of the airlines would continue to operate from T-1. The order came on an appeal filed by IndiGo and SpiceJet against the single judges order accepting Delhi International Airport Ltds (DIAL) decision to shift the operations to enable the latter to carry out modernisation of the Terminal 1, which is now nearing capacity.However, a bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli directed Indigo and Spicejet to approach DIAL within one week.
The judges have also ordered airport regulator to decide within a week when the airlines have to shift their operations.If the airlines failed to approach the DIAL, the regulator is free to send them a communication about shifting of their services. The DIAL had earlier decided to partially shift the operations of private carriers Indigo, GoAir and Spicejet from T-1 to T-2 at the airport.The DIAL had asked the three airlines to shift their flights to T-2 from January 4.
The single judge had given airlines time till...