Give Us Number of Passengers Who Flew From T-1 at IGI: Delhi High Court to DGCA
The Delhi High Court today sought to know from aviation regulator DGCA the number of passengers who flew on IndiGo, SpicejetBSE 0.64 % and GoAir to and from Delhi between April 1 to December 31, 2017 from Terminal 1 (T-1) of the IGI airport here.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to prepare an affidavit of the three private carriers who have been asked by DIAL to partially shift their operations from T-1 to T-2. It also directed the civil aviation regulator to produce before it the relevant records on January 18.
The bench sought the information during the hearing of an appeal filed by IndiGo against a single judge’s December 20, 2017 order upholding the decision of IGI airport operator DIAL to partially shift its operations from T-1 to T-2. Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for IndiGo, also contended that the single judge passed the order on the basis of information given by the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) that they flew 16.1 million passengers per annum (mppa) between April 2016 till March 2017.
“We have flown only 14.62 mppa for the year concerned. 16.1 mppa reflects the capacity of the airlines and not the passengers,” Rohtagi argued. He also contended that 14.62 mppa was not beyond the capacity ..
As carried in ET