A Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson said that after 18 months of closure, operations at Terminal 1 of Delhi Airport will resume from October 31.
The first flight scheduled from Terminal 1 is the Indigo flight, which will depart for Mumbai at 1:05 am. The terminal will be restarted with its former co-operators — Indigo and SpiceJet.
The terminal has been closed since March 24, 2020 due to the suspension of air operations in the country due to the epidemic. Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 of the airport will be operational from May 25, 2020 and July 22, 2021, respectively.
DIAL officials said several arrangements have been made to ensure the social gap. This includes kiosk installation for web check-in, contactless F&P options, option of e-boarding scanners, deep cleaning and routine cleaning.
Dial CEO Vide Kumar Jaipuriyar said, “Delhi Airport is set to reopen for domestic flights on D1 after a nearly 18-month shutdown. With the resumption of the third terminal, Delhi Airport will be fully operational. At Delhi Airport we want to assure passengers that they will be in a safe and healthy environment. We have implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of passengers at the airport without compromising their comfort and experience. Our teams have been working 24 hours a day to clean up the wide terminal. Dial will continue its awareness campaign by encouraging passengers to maintain a social space while at the airport.