Delhi Airport’s new domestic arrival terminal T1 to open for passengers from Thursday

Delhi Airport’s new domestic arrival terminal T1 to open for passengers from Thursday

New Delhi, February 23, 2022

The newly-constructed state-of-the-art domestic arrival terminal T1 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi will open for passengers from the early hours of Thursday.

With this, the entire arrival operations of T1C will shift to T1, a press release from Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a consortium led by infrastructure major GMR Group, said.

DIAL has built the new terminal as part of IGIA's ongoing phase 3A expansion project -- the large-scale development and modernisation plan for the airport -- and in line with its commitment to enhance passenger experience with safe, secured and sustainable infrastructural facilities, the release said.

The new arrival terminal will become operational with the arrival of IndiGo flight (6E 6532) from Goa at approximately 3.20 am on February 24.

"With the opening of the new Arrival Terminal, the entire arrivals operations of T1 (IndiGo and SpiceJet) will shift from the existing facility to the new one. Departure operations will continue from the existing terminal, and will eventually be integrated with the new arrivals hall post completion of the expansion works.

"The new Arrival Terminal would also offer a distinctive experience to the meeters and greeters with a contemporary meet & greet zone, plush forecourt area, including landscaping and kiosks for food and beverages (F&B), retail and expanded parking area for cars, and more.

On the city side, the pick-up lanes outside the Arrival Terminal have been realigned and widened with three additional lanes, taking the total number of lanes to 11.

"This will ease vehicle traffic congestion and significantly improve passenger experience and convenience during pickup," the release said.

“T1 at Delhi airport will now offer a distinctive experience to arriving passengers and also to those coming in to meet and greet the arriving passengers. The terminal includes contemporary zones for comfort and leisure, eco-friendly features like maximum use of daylight concept and offers an astute combination of green buildings and superior operational processes delivering enhanced passenger experience,” said DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.

GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with expertise in designing, building, and operating Airports. It also has a significant presence in areas of Energy, Transportation, and Urban Infrastructure.

GMR is the largest private airport operator in Asia and the second largest in the world with a passenger handling capacity of over 189 million annually. It operates the Delhi Airport, which is the largest and fastest-growing airport in India. It also runs Hyderabad Airport, a pioneering greenfield airport known for several technological innovations.

The company is also operating the architecturally renowned Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu, Philippines, in partnership with Megawide. Expanding its overseas footprint, GMR, in collaboration with Angkasa Pura II (AP II), has recently bagged the development and operation rights of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia.

The group is currently developing three major greenfield airport projects across India and Greece.

"Goa and Bhogapuram airports in India are poised to transform the economy and landscape of the surrounding areas when ready. Crete airport in Greece will similarly play a significant role in the local economy of the region.

"As a pioneer in implementing the path-breaking Aerotropolis concept in India, GMR Group is developing unique airport cities on commercial lands available around its airports in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Goa. GMR Delhi Aerocity is a landmark business, leisure, and experiential district. Similarly, GMR Hyderabad Aerocity is coming up as a new-age smart business hub," the release added.


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