Indigo Airlines battling against Delhi International Airport order

Indigo Airlines battling against Delhi International Airport order

Indigo airlines are yet again making news with taking the legal battle against Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) over partly shifting airlines operations to the newly inaugurated terminal in order to make more room for the growing passengers.

India Times reports Indigo has taken up legal action against DIAL’s recent order to partly shift its operations from Terminal 1 to new Terminal- 2.

DIAL had also asked two other airlines to shift one-third flight operations to the new Terminal 2 in order to expand Terminal 1 for increasing number of passengers.

DIAL defending itself in the court said that Terminal 1 has already exceeded its passenger capacity and will be overcrowded if these airlines fail to shift their operations.

DIAL’s senior advocate Harish Salve replied Indigo’s plea saying, “Don’t teach me how to operate my airport.”

He argued in the court saying the first priority of the airport is to ensure passenger’s safety and that if any unfortunate incident happens then the overcrowded passengers will face serious consequences for which the Airport is responsible and not the airlines.

IndiGo airlines argued that partly shifting its operations would cause confusion and inconvenience to its passengers.

Indigo’s senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, sought to squash of DIAL’s recent order and said this decision would staring the airline’s operations along with proposing an alternate solution of giving the entire Terminal 1 to Indigo airlines and shifting the two other airlines to other terminals.

The DIAL had recently ordered IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir to partly shift their operations with effect from January 4, 2018.