Mumbai: In a move aimed at providing a level playing field for all air service operators, the ministry of civil aviation has asked low-fare airline IndiGo to launch its international operations from the Terminal 3 (T3) at the Delhi International Airport instead of the airline's current base at Terminal ID.
The move will pinch IndiGo, which will now have to pay higher charges for availing of T3 facilities, but will address complaints field by rivals such as Kingfisher and Jet Airways.
Both these leading air service providers had complained recently to the ministry that they were being unfairly charged higher rates at T3, even as IndiGo and SpiceJet got away with lower charges at the T1D.
They had asked the airport operator to allow them to move to TID, which was their base of operations before T3 was built.
The letter was sent on Monday evening.