New Delhi Indira Gandhi (DEL) Airport
New Delhi Indira Gandhi DEL Airport Overview
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport DEL is India's major Airport and serves the greater metropolitan area of New Delhi. It is one of the world's leading airports and also serves as a major transfer point to neighboring countries. In terms of passenger count, it has surpassed Mumbai Airport - mainly as a result of its new Terminal 3. ACI has ranked the Airport as best in the world in the 25-40 million passengers category, while The World Airport Award named it the 'most improved airfield'.
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 each 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.
ANA (All Nippon Airways) now uses a new & shorter route to Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angles - via Tokyo.
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) So-called "snooze cabins' (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. (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. Also in an area 3km from Terminal 3, 11 new hotels with varied pricing & amenities are to be completed by by 2012.
The passenger terminal complex at Indira Gandhi International Airport consists of two main passenger terminals - domestic Terminal 1 and international Terminal 3.
Future Airport developments: 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.
New Delhi Indira Gandhi DEL Airport Update History
- DEL Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- DEL Timezone - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Layover - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Guest Services - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL GMT Offset - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Email - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Buses & Trains - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Airport Intro - Oct 17, 2013
- DEL Main Terminals - Jul 9, 2013
- DEL Parking On site - Jul 9, 2013
- DEL Official Website Links - Jun 16, 2013
- DEL Airlines Served - Jun 16, 2013