IndiGo, India’s biggest airline by market share, is learned to be in talks with Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) for allotting one of the terminals at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to the airline for exclusive use.
While Air India and GoAir operate out of terminal 1A of the Mumbai airport, the other domestic airlines operate from terminal 1B. Vistara is the only domestic carrier which operates from the new terminal T2.
According to the master plan all domestic carriers would be relocated to T2 in a phased manner. A MIAL spokesperson denied receiving any demand from any domestic airline for an exclusive terminal. “There is no such talk,” said the spokesperson.
“We have just filed the draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and till we are listed on the stock exchanges, we need to adhere to strict publicity guidelines. We have no further comment,” said an IndiGo spokesperson.