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Air Transport in Delhi

Located along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway in the south western part of Delhi, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) connects Delhi to Indian cities as well as cities across the world. As of now, this is the busiest South Asian airport. The traffic recorded in the year 2006-2007 was 20.44 million. IGI operates two terminals: terminal 1 is for all domestic flights while terminal 2 is for the purpose of international travel.

GMR leads the consortium that is responsible for the growth and modernization of the airport. No other city in India has an airport as huge in size as this one. Another new terminal T3 was inaugurated recently in 2010. Terminals 4, 5 and 6 will be built under different phases of construction. This airport is expected to have four runways operating by 2024. This would enable it to handle around 100 million passengers each year. This is more than the number of passengers handled by currently the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta airport. Another airport might also be constructed in Delhi by the year 2012-2013. This second airport is named the Taj International Aviation Hub and the proposed location is Jewar in Greater Noida. The distance between the old and the new airport will be around 75 km.

How to Reach Delhi Airport by Delhi Metro Airport Express

The Delhi metro express line that connects the T3 Terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport has a special route that is different from the other metro lines. It takes only 20 minutes to reach the Delhi airport from New Delhi through the Delhi Airport Metro Line. Keeping the convenience of travelers in mind, there is check in facility provided at the Metro Station itself so that the flight can be boarded without any hassles. With proper air conditioning and enough baggage space, the Delhi Metro Airport Express is specially designed keeping the convenience of air travelers in mind. The travelling fare for Delhi Airport Metro Express is only Rs. 80 which is very low as compared to the taxi which charges around Rs. 400 or auto which charges Rs. 200. Delhi Airport Metro Express allows travelers to reach the IGI airport without having to deal with any traffic or pollution.

Contact Details

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited

Registered Office:
New Udaan Bhawan,
Opp. Terminal-3,
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI),
New Delhi - 110 037
24 X 7 Call Centre - + 91 124 3376000


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