GoAir on Thursday said the early morning flight to Lucknow would be its first one to operate from refurbished terminal 2 of the airport in New Delhi on October 29.
The no-frills airline, which is shifting its entire operations to terminal T2 from terminal 1 (T1) from October 29, would also provide free inter-terminal transfer facility between the two terminals for three months. This would be in addition to airport operator DIAL providing shuttle buses for inter-terminal transfer. “G8 207 from New Delhi to Lucknow departing at 0525 hours will be the first GoAir flight to operate from T2 on October 29, 2017,” the airline said in a release.
GoAir is the first one to agree to shifting operations to the revamped T2 while competitors — IndiGo and SpiceJet –are yet to agree to the airport operator’s proposal for partially shifting their flights to T2. “T2 has four entry and two exit gates. To handle fast growing passenger traffic as many as 74 check-in counters have been set up at the terminal building. A total of nine X-ray machines have been installed for hassle-free security checks. Besides, for comfortable movement of flyers there are six contact stands as well as four bus gates at the terminal,” the release said.
The airline is updating its passengers through social media network, company website and intimation through e-mail, SMS and customer service helpline, the release said. “To ensure awareness amongst public transport services, the airline will be communicating the change to all local cabs and offices of all radio taxi operators,” it added.
Earlier this month, a joint release issued by the airline and DIAL had said the shifting is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at T1.