New Delhi Indira Gandhi (DEL) Airport
New Delhi Indira Gandhi DEL Airport Overview
The Airport is located in South-West Delhi, 16 km from central New Delhi, a mega-city in the center of northern India, and is connected to the city (a) by the Northern Access Road, Central Spine and new tunnel between Terminals T1D & T3, and (b) via Delhi Airport Metro Express train, a 22.7 km line running between New Delhi Station and the T3. (T3 has an 8-lane approach road and high-speed rail link to city center.)
With three very long runways and serving over estimated 35 million passengers a year, Indira Gandhi International Airport is hub to a number of airlines, including Air India, and is served by a host of domestic and international airlines, offering regular and low-cost, direct & connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Note: As the Airport is still making improvements as part of its mega-overhaul project, it is important to note that many changes have, and will happen until completion. Therefore it is wise to check with your airline as to which terminal & gate you will arrive at or depart from.
On-Airport hotels & resting facilities: (a) Snooze cabins ('Snooze at my Space') - located at Terminal 3, international departure pier, opposite boarding gate 17 - offer bed, table with wi-fi connection, electric plugs, cellphone charging sockets & flat-screen TVs - tel. +91 8800230013 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(b) A 100-room Eaton Smart transit hotel is close to the terminals.
(c) The Hospitality District has presently only five-star hotels Radisson & Centaur; but a lower-priced 'Ibis Hotel' is to open soon.
(d) Also within 3km from Terminal 3, there are 11 new hotels available with varied pricing & amenities
Indira Gandhi International Airport has two main passenger terminals - domestic Terminal 1 and international Terminal 3.
Future Airport developments: A new Boarding Area F (previously Pier C) of Terminal 3 is under construction, as well as work on runways & aprons.
The next phase of expansion - Phase 3 - is to be completed by 2016, to include a new Terminal 4 & P4 parking (dependent on traffic growth); expansion of T3 and its piers; new runway 11L/29R; new ATC tower by 2014); and expansion of cargo, GSE area, MRO & catering facilities. Upon completion, phase 4 of expansion program will be ongoing until about 2021.