IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe

Cheryl Sanders
November 15, 2017

According to reports, passenger Urvashi Parikh Viren arrived in Lucknow on IndiGo flight 6E-446 on Saturday.

Delhi airport has three terminals, of which T1 is used by low fare carriers for domestic operations and terminal-3 (T3) by full service carriers, foreign airlines and LCCs' worldwide operations.

On October 27, DIAL had said that it has given budget carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo a little more than two months' time to shift some of their flight operations to T2 from T1.

IndiGo, run by Interglobe Aviation Ltd, does not want to split its operations and move a part of them to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport's newly opened Terminal 2 from Terminal 1.

The Gurgaon-based airline also said that it has raised the issue of birds and wildlife endangering the safety of the passengers as well as the flight operations, with the Visakhapatnam airport authorities.

IndiGo Airlines on Tuesday issued a statement and said that by adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) a major tragedy was averted.

The respondents to the petition are the ministry, DIAL, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), as per the statement.

The writ petition is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

On Monday, smoke emanating from a laptop triggered panic on a Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight from Thiruvananthapuram.

The shifting of flight operations to T2 is a prerequisite for the commencement of T1's expansion plan. "IndiGo has gone to court and no stay has been given (so far)".

A DIAL spokesperson declined to comment "as the matter is subjudice".

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