New Delhi: After a two-month hiatus, the T2 terminal at Delhi International Airport has resumed flight operations as of today (July 22, 2021). It had previously been closed on May 18 due to a significant decline in domestic air passenger traffic as India struggled to cope with the second wave of COVID-19.
In a statement, Delhi International Airport Limited stated that “the T2 terminal will resume operations with IndiGo’s 2000-2999 series flights and the entirety of Go First operations in the first phase, and is expecting to witness around 25,000 passenger footfall in the initial phase” (DIAL).
It was announced on Twitter by the Delhi International Airport: “Beginning on the 22nd of July at 00:01 AM, Terminal 2 at #DelhiAirport will resume flight operations with the @IndiGo6E 2000 series and all @GoFirstairways domestic flights.”
Starting 22nd July, 00:01 AM, Terminal 2 at #DelhiAirport will resume flight operations with @IndiGo6E 2000 series and all @GoFirstairways domestic flights. #DelhiAirport #T2Reopening #FlySafe pic.twitter.com/sU207hKNaF
— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) July 20, 2021
A further announcement was made by the Delhi International Airport Limited, which stated that over 27 counters, including 11 for GoAir and 16 for IndiGo, will be available to serve the passengers of their respective flights. Low-cost carriers in India, such as Indigo and Go First, have, on the other hand, posted updates about the terminal change on their respective social media accounts, indicating that the change has occurred.
According to an IndiGo tweet, flight numbers 6E2000-6E2999 will arrive and depart from Delhi International Airport’s Terminal 2 on Monday and Tuesday.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 21, 2021
— GO FIRST (@GoFirstairways) July 20, 2021
It was decided to close the T2 terminal on May 18 this year because the country was experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases all over the country and the number of flights had dropped significantly. As a result, the airport relocated all of its flight operations to the T3 terminal at the Delhi International Airport.
The decision to resume flight operations at the T2 terminal comes after the Delhi International Airport has seen an increase in passenger footfall as a result of the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown and travel regulations by various states, which has resulted in increased passenger footfall.
In an earlier statement, Delhi International Airport’s operator DIAL stated that “the resumption of operations at T2 from July 22 onwards will begin with approximately 200 air traffic movements (100 departures and 100 arrivals per day) and will gradually increase to around 280 movements by August-end.”