DELHI: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet told the Delhi High Court that Terminal-1 (T-1) of the IGI Airport here cannot be given exclusively to IndiGo Airlines, as doing so would be anti-competitive.
IndiGo, on the other hand, told the court on January 24 that it cannot give up its option of staying fully in T-1 and said if in future its number of passengers exceeds the capacity of the terminal, then it will move some of it to T-2, reports PTI.
It declined to accept partial shift of its operations to T-2, as ordered by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), saying its suggestion to be allowed to stay in T-1 and GoAir and SpiceJet be moved to T-2, was never considered.
The submissions were made before a bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli which reserved its judgement on IndiGo’s plea challenging a single judge order of December 20, 2017 upholding DIAL’s decision to partially shift operations of the three airlines from T-1 to T-2.
The development comes barely a week after IndiGo told the court said some headway has been made in the meeting with DIAL to resolve the issues related to partial shifting of the flights of the three airlines to T-2.
During the final arguments today, SpiceJet also told the bench it was not opposed to DIAL’s decision and despite the operational difficulties it will partially move its operations to T-2 by February 15, the date set by the high court in its December 20 order.