Delhi Airport’s Terminal 2 to resume operation from July 22 as footfall rises
- Operations at Terminal 2 will resume with approximately 200 air traffic movements, divided evenly between departures and arrivals.
Delhi International Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) is all set to resume operations from July 22, two months after it was shut down on May 18. The decision has been taken as a significant rise in passenger traffic has been noticed with the gradual receding of the second wave of the pandemic. "The T2 terminal will resume operations with IndiGo's 2000-2999 series flights and entire operations of GoAir, and is expecting to witness around 25,000 passenger footfall in the initial phase," the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) told PTI on Saturday.
A Delhi airport official told reporters that the airport was handling the highest number of passenger footfalls of around 120,000 a day, as both domestic and international flights were in operation in February this year, the highest since the Covid-19 outbreak in March ended last year. This number went down to 30,000 during the second wave of the pandemic. The number is up again as currently, 60,000 passengers are being handled daily. T2 had resumed operations in October last year after the first wave had settled down.
Operations at T2 will resume with approximately 200 air traffic movements, divided evenly between departures and arrivals. Around 27 counters run by commercial airlines GoAir and Indigo will be allowed to open to cater to passengers. The former will be operating 11 counters and the latter 17. Currently, flights are operating out of Terminal 3. “Passengers are requested to note that all flight operations at Delhi airport have been shifted to T3 starting today. All passengers are required to complete their web check-in at home for a contactless journey,” DIAL had tweeted on May 18.