Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)

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Why serve Delhi ?

Delhi, the city boasting India’s highest personal disposable income, is unsurprisingly burgeoning with promising new route opportunities. The new Terminal 3 opened to passengers in July to cope with the demands of growth and the needs of the XIXth Commonwealth Games in October.

This new world class facility is linked downtown by a six lane highway and a dedicated express extension to the Metro Rail..

  • India’s largest airport
  • Peak hour handling capacity of Terminal 3: 10,100 passengers per hour
  • 60 airlines connecting 59 scheduled international destinations
  • On an average day, 585 flights carry 62,600 passengers
  • New integrated terminal offering world class transfer facility
  • Peak runway capacity: 60 aircraft movements per hour
  • India’s only airport to offer mixed mode runway use with simultaneous operations
  • Dedicated account management through one stop shop window for all airport-related needs.

Connect your service to New Delhi for:

New Growth

  • Diversified and growing local economy
  • Upgraded urban infrastructure
  • Catchment area of 230 million
  • India’s highest personal disposable income

New Terminal

  • Capacity of 34 million
  • More than 75 airbridges
  • 168 check-ins; 95 immigration counters
  • High speed rail link to city centre
  • Six Lane approach road from city centre
  • MCT: International to International – 45 minutes
  • MCT: Domestic to International – 60 minutes

New Opportunity

  • India’s world gateway
  • Hub compatible world class integrated terminal
  • Diversified and growing local economy
  • Expanded operations through mixed mode runways
  • New multimodal cargo terminal

Marketing and other support

Catchment Area

A city of 12.5m rising to 16m in the surrounding National Capital Region, and a one hour catchment of 230m by air. The new 101m/28 floor Civic Centre will be the tallest building in Delhi – further adding to this city’s prosperity where, according to the city government, around half the city’s urban population is rated as 'middle class.'

Over 230 million people within 1 hour flying time

Excellent Connectivity:

  • Main Highway to city centre
  • 15 minutes Metro Rail connectivity to city centre
  • Jaipur – 260km
  • Amritsar – 450km
  • Agra – 200km
  • Chandigarh – 240km
  • Dehradun – 235km
  • Jammu – 585km
  • Lucknow – 595km

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

For information relating to freight at Indira Gandhi International Airport, click here:


A fusion of the ancient and the modern: The city and the National Capital Region (NCR) have a combined population of 16m making Delhi one of the fastest growing cities in the world and a leading host of some of the largest global and Indian corporations.

  • The Indira Gandhi International Airport is conveniently located about 10 km from the city centre, connected by high speed metro rail to city centre and directly opens into the national highway system.
  • New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India, is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Right from ancient times, the city has been the political and cultural hub of India. Even in the 21st century, the city is at the cutting edge of the country’s rapid growth. The city and its satellite town, collectively known as the National Capital Region (NCR), is the epicentre of economic and political development in the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with some of the largest global and Indian corporations being headquartered here. Charting phenomenal growth after India’s independence in 1947, Delhi has become a cosmopolitan mixture of religious groups, linguistic communities, social segments and economic brackets.
  • New Delhi is also the hub for tourists who wish to explore the north of India. Of great interest to tourists are the city’s famed monuments such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Old Fort and Bahai Temple. It also serves as the access point to a world -famous tourist circuit, The Golden Triangle – New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as well as the famed hill stations of the Himalayas.

Infrastructure & Operations

The new terminal brings with it a third runway in 2010 – at 4,330 metres, Runway 11/29 is among the longest in Asia. The runway’s peak capacity of 60 movements/hour, within a system of three simultaneously-operating runways, will significantly enhance connection and hubbing possibilities to the 230m-strong catchment within one hour’s flying time.

  • 3 Runways: 11-29(4,430m/14619 ft); 10-28(3,810m/ 12573 ft); 09-27(2,813m/9282 ft)
  • Slot Coordinated: Yes (see detail on new Runway 11/29 opening 2010)
  • Terminal 1A-Domestic (Air India and Go Air)
  • Terminal 1D-Domestic (all other domestic)
  • Terminal 2: International
  • Terminal 3: Integrated Terminal opening 2010
  • Min. connect time at T3: International/International – 45 mins
  • MCT Domestic/International: 60 mins

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Terminal 3 can handle an annual throughput of 34m passengers - ample capacity for growth, and supreme comfort for the current 23m passengers. A new retail brand –‘explore’ – has also been introduced to vastly improve the airport’s commercial offering.

  • Capacity of 34 million passengers per annum
  • 75 airbridges
  • 168 check-in counters
  • 90 travelators for intra-terminal transport
  • High speed rail link from city centre to airport with check-in facility at city centre
  • 8-lane approach road to the terminal
  • Multi-level car parking for more than 4,000 cars
  • Comfortable airport hotels and lounges to suit every budget

Also brand new: the domestic Terminal T1-D ensures a 60 minute domestic-to-international minimum connection time..

  • New Runway 11/29 – making Indira Gandhi International Airport India’s first airport with three operational runways. At 4,430m, this runway is the longest in India and amongst one of the longest in Asia. CAT III B ILS enabled (at both ends), 11/29 is Code F aircraft compliant, provides five rapid taxiway exits, and a peak runway capacity of 60 movement per hour. Mixed Mode Runway: Simultaneous operations will significantly reduce minimum separation.
  • The newly -built Departure Terminal 1D (for domestic flights) features a host of passenger friendly facilities that will make transit through the airport a smooth and pleasant experience.
  • Terminal 1D spreads across an area of 37,500 sq.m. with a peak capacity of 3,000 passengers per hour.
  • 72 check-in counters with CUTE for easy check-in.
  • Reduced queuing time – elimination of separate baggage X-ray with the introduction of 4 level in-line baggage screening.
  • 16 security channels to facilitate swift boarding

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers: 22.9 million passengers (FY 2008-09)
  • Aircraft Movement: 0.22 million ATMs (FY 2008-09)
  • Cargo Movement: 0.43 million tonnes (FY 2008-09)
  • Largest carrier: Air India


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