Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport is an airport located in Delhi, India. Named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, it is the busiest airport in India in terms of number of daily flights and the second-busiest in India in terms of passenger volume.


The airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of India. The airport was previously operated by the Indian Air Force and was a part of the Palam Airport until its management was transferred to Airport Authority of India.[3] In May 2008, the management of the airport was passed over to a joint venture, known as Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and led by GMR Group, which will also have the responsibility for the airport's ongoing expansion and modernisation.

The Cargo Terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, was commissioned in 1986 for the processing of import, export and transhipment cargo and unaccompanied baggage. Spread over an area of 27 acres, it was the first semi-mechanized terminal in India to have two Elevated transfer Vehicles (ETV) with 3 level stacker positions (348 slots) for the storage and retrieval of built-up containers and pallets.

IGIA's Cargo Terminal provides a wide range of facilities under one roof at par with any international airport. The Terminal has two wings, one for Exports and one for Imports plus a remote unit for the disposal of unclaimed cargo.

In 2007, Indira Gandhi International Airport handled 23 million passengers annually and the planned expansion program will increase its capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030. The new Terminal 3 building, currently under construction and expected to cost US$1.94 billion, will handle an additional 37 million passengers annually before the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In September 2008, the airport inaugurated a 4.43 kilometre-long runway.

Location

Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Udaan Bhawan, Terminal 3, Opposite ATC Complex International Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Delhi 110 037
India

Contact Info
Telephone: 
91 - 11 47197001, 91 - 11 - 25661080

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