New Delhi Airport Authorities
Formerly managed by the "Indian Air Force", the management of the New Delhi airport was later handed over to the "Airport Authority of India". May 2006 witnessed the transfer of the airport authority to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
New Delhi Airport - History
The New Delhi Airport was previously called the Palam Airport and functioned as Indian Air Force's, "Air Force Station". In the 70s, due to increasing air traffic, another terminal was constructed with four times the capacity of the terminal at the old Palam. The airport was named as the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on 2 May 1986 after the inauguration of the international terminal (Terminal 2).
New Delhi Airport Terminals
More than 50 airlines like Air India, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, JetLite, Air India Regional, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, GoAir etc fly from the International Terminal (Terminal II) all across the globe. The airport is replete with 6 operational terminals:
Terminal 1 - Domestic
Terminal 1A is meant for all the domestic flights by MDLR Airlines, Indian Airlines, GoAir and Air India Regional.
Terminal 1B was closed down after Terminal 1D was opened in April 2009.
At the Terminal 1C the domestic operations (airlines from terminals 1A and 1D) turn up.
Terminal 1D is the new temporary domestic terminal which was introduced on 26 February, 2009. All the domestic flights were then moved to this terminal since April, 2009. The completion of the new Terminal 3 will make this terminal cater to only the low priced carriers. Terminal 1D has replete with the capacity for 10 million passengers every year. Commenced on 15 April 2009, the terminal is presently being used by Jet Airways, JetLite, IndiGo, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet.
Terminal 2 - International
This terminal is meant for international operations.
Terminal 3 of the New Delhi Airport is the 8th largest passenger terminal in the world. With a capacity of handling 34 million passengers per year, the terminal is outfitted with 168 check-in counters, 48 contact stands, 78 aerobridges, 30 parking bays, 15 X-ray screening areas, 72 immigration counters, duty-free shops etc.
Terminal 4, 5 and 6
On the completion of the Terminal 4, 5 and 6, the international flights will be shifted to these terminals and the Terminal 3 will handle only domestic air traffic.
During the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj, the airlines catering to the Middle East moves to this terminal for the prevention of disruption to those who are travelling in other parts of the world. Used in the months of October to December, the terminal has a capacity of 10 million passengers every year.
- This terminal handles cargo operations.
- Facilities at the New Delhi Airport
- Business and VIP facilities
- Business Lounges
- Baggage Services
- Recreation Facilities
- Places to Shop and Eat
- Variety of Eateries
- Duty Free Shopping
- Terminal Transfers
- Play area and rooms for the babies and kids
- Complementary strollers
Connectivity to the IGI Airport
Rail: The nearest railway station to Indira Gandhi International Airport is Palam Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 18 km from New Delhi railway station.
Road: Delhi Transport Corporation operates air-conditioned low-floor buses, which run between the airport and the city. Metered taxis are easily available from terminals T3 and T1C.
Metro: The Delhi Airport Metro Express runs from the Airport metro station which is located at Terminal 3 to the New Delhi metro station railway station.
Awards and Recognitions:
- 2015: Delhi Airport received two awards for Best Airport Staff in Central Asia/India and The Best Airport in Central Asia/India.
- 2015: Delhi Airport bagged the Best Airport within 25-40 million annual passengers category from the Airports Council International.
- 2015: Delhi Airport earned Golden Peacock National Quality Award from the Institute of Directors (India).
- 2016: The (IGI) Airport became Asia-Pacific's only and one of the world's few airports which attained a carbon neutral status.
|Airport Name||Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi Airport)|
|Address||New Udaan Bhawan, Opp. Terminal-3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi-110037|
|Distance from the city||18 Km (8 NM) Bearing 228° Geo from New Delhi Railway Station|
|Airlines Operating at Airport :|
|Passenger||Aeroflot, Air Arabia, AirAsia India,Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air India Regional, GoAir, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iraqi Airways, Jagson Airlines, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Saudia, SpiceJet, Vistara, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways International, Swiss International Air Lines|
|Cargo/Charters||AeroLogic, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Blue Dart Aviation, Etihad Cargo, EVA Air Cargo, Hong Kong Airlines, TNT Airways, Turkish Airlines Cargo, Uzbekistan Airways Cargo, Uni-Top Airlines, FedEx Express, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo, DHL Aviation (SNAS/DHL), EVA Air Cargo|
|Type of Transport||Availability|
|Multi Level Car Parking||Available|
|Left Luggage facility||Available|
|Valet Parking at||Available|
|Metro Rail System||Available|
|City bus service||Available|
|General taxi service||Available|
|Pre-paid taxi service||-|
|Car rental service||Available|
|Inter state bus service||Available|
|Ineter state taxi / car service||Available|
Last Updated on : March 17, 2017