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Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport
Airport information
IATADEL
ICAOVIDP
 Location of airport in India
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorDelhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL)
ServesDelhi/ NCR
LocationWest Delhi, India
Hub
Elevation237 m (777 ft)
Statistics2010-11
Passengers29940000
Aircraft Movements240000
Cargo Handled (tonnes)490,000

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Indira Gandhi International Airport ( ) is the primary international airport of the National Capital Region of Delhi, India, situated in West Delhi, 16 km (10 mi) southwest of New Delhi city centre. Named after Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport in India in terms of daily flight traffic. With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become India's and South Asia's largest and one of the most important aviation hub, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers and aimed at handling more than 100 million passengers by 2030. Along with Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, it handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia.

The airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of India. It was previously operated by the Indian Air Force until its management was transferred to the Airport Authority of India. In May 2006, the management of the airport was passed over to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a joint venture led by the GMR Group, which also has the responsibility for the airport's ongoing expansion and modernisation.

In 2010-11, the airport handled 29.94 million passengers annually and the planned expansion program will increase its capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030. The new Terminal 3 building has had the capacity to handle an additional 34 million passengers annually since the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Indira Gandhi's Terminal 3 is the world's eighth largest passenger terminal. In September 2008, the airport inaugurated a 4.43 kilometre-long runway. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was conferred the fourth best airport award in the world (in the 15 25 million category) and Best Improved Airport in the Asia-Pacific Region by Airport Council International.


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