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There are reportedly plans of having Delhi's Terminal 1 equipped for International flights.

With most Indian carriers increasingly operating international flights, particularly out of New Delhi, the need for a second international terminal is becoming stronger. Currently, Terminal 3 handles all international air traffic in and out of the city. While this is convenient for some airlines that handle all their flights (domestic and international) out of T3, others like IndiGo have to divide operations across two or three terminals.

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) could soon get its second international terminal, with IndiGo reportedly asking the airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to equip Terminal 1 for international operations.

Sources have revealed that the plan is to reserve T3 for the Tata Group airlines (Air India-Vistara, and Air India Express-AirAsia India) and foreign carriers, T1 for Indian budget airlines like IndiGo, and T2 for domestic operations of Indian full-service carriers.

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