Kingfisher, Indigo to shift to new terminal from Sunday

April 17th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines, its low-cost carrier Kingfisher Red and Indigo Airlines will operate from the new domestic terminal (1D) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here from April 19, the airport developer announced Friday.
Jet Airways and its low-cost carrier JetLite, as well as SpiceJet will begin operating from the new terminal later this month. Currently, Kingfisher Airlines operates from IA along with Air India, while the others operate from terminal 1B.

“Other airlines would be shifting their operations to the new terminal in the next phase. The schedule of remaining airlines’ transfer would be announced shortly,” airport developer Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a GMR-led consortium, said in a statement.

The new terminal was inaugurated Feb 26 by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel.

By the end of this fiscal, Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airways will shift to the upcoming T3 integrated terminal, while terminal 1D will be for low-cost carriers.

Built at a cost of Rs.500 crore ($100 million), terminal 1D will be able to handle 10 million passengers annually and is equipped with 72 check-in counters, its developers said.

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