Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports of India. It is located in NCR region of West Delhi. The airport was named after Indira Gandhi, the late former Prime Minister of India. With the opening of its new Terminal 3, has made this airport one of the largest and busiest in entity South East Asia.
The airport has several terminals to handle domestic, international and freight traffic. It is expected that the airport will be able to handle more than 100 million passengers annually by 2030.
Reaching Airport :
IGIA can be reached through a number of options that are available with you in the city. Many paid taxis operate from various parts of the city to take pick and drop you at the airport. One of the easiest and affordable way to reach airport is to use the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro. This line runs from Delhi Railway Station to Terminal 3 of IGIA. Many low floor air conditioned buses are started by DTC.
Other facts and Statistics :
The airport serves almost every major airline in the world. There are almost 70 flights that are served here by the ATC every hour. This airport is home to some of the popular low cost carriers of the country like Kingfisher, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and GoAir. There are six terminals that make up this airport.
Terminal 1 basically caters to the domestic traffic. It has been further sub divided into 4 smaller terminals which are owned and operated by the low cost budget carriers.
Terminal 2 is designed to work in co-regulation with Terminal 3 until the proposed terminal 4 is not completed. Once T4 is completed the T2 will be destroyed and new terminal will be made.
Terminal 3 is rated as one of the best terminals of the world. The terminal is dedicated to handle only the international traffic and more than 34 million passengers are handled by it annually. The T3 has more than 150 check in counters, 15 X-Ray scanning machines, 72 immigration counters and 30 parking bays. This terminal is connected to the city by Express Line and Bus Rapid
Transit system. The terminal also has a state of the art multi-level parking with a capacity of more than 4000 cars.
Terminals 4 and 5 are in their later stages of development. These are designed to control the growing traffic and needs of the passengers. A new cargo facility is also palnned in this terminal.
Hajj Terminal is a dedicated to the haji passengers who to Haj every year. Special flights for haj are handles from here only. This is capable of handling 10 million passengers per year. The terminal is operational for only 2 months of an year. Plans are being made so that it can be utilized for the remaining 10 months also.
Cargo Terminal is used to handle all cargo and freight operations. The airport has received awards and special accolades for its cargo and fright handling services.