Budget airline IndiGo has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the order of a division bench of the Delhi High Court directing it to move one-third of its operations from its existing base at the Delhi International Airport (DIAL) to Terminal 2.
The country’s largest airline, with its hub at the Delhi airport, is at loggerheads with DIAL, operator of the Delhi airport, for almost a year when it was served an order to free up space at Terminal 1 for expansion and upgrade. The airline was asked to shift some of its operations to Terminal 2.
In response to an FE query, IndiGo said, “Yes, we have filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court on the matter related to shifting to Terminal 2 at Delhi Airport. Matter is likely to come up next week.” DIAL did not respond to the query.
On February 13, a division bench of the Delhi High Court upheld its single-judge bench order and directed IndiGo to move out and to approach DIAL within a week with its decision on the sectors it decides to operate from the assigned terminal. It was told to shift one-third of its capacity, failing which DIAL will have the right to move to Terminal 2 IndiGo’s flights from Delhi to three metros of Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, as per its original communication. Read More…