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. Currently flight destinations to the U.S. include EWR, JFK & ORD.
Note: 1. 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.
2. Fog-related flight diversions at the Airport are to be reduced dramatically by October 2014, as DEL is implementing measures suggested by various related agencies. This also includes a plan on dealing with stranded passengers resulting from flight diversions.
Gandhi Airport's aim at Terminal 3 is that at 95 percent of passengers will debark and exit the terminal within 45 minutes!
On-Airport hotels & resting facilities: (a) Snooze cabins at Terminal 3, international departure pier, opposite boarding gate 17.
(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: Phase 3 of expansion is to be completed by 2016, to include a new Terminal 4 & P4 parking (dependent on traffic growth); Phase 4 of expansion program will be ongoing until about 2021.