Indira Gandhi Delhi International Airport

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi offers a seamless travel experience with its modern facilities and efficient operations. Named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, the airport spans an impressive 5,106 acres, making it the busiest airport in the country.
  • IGI Airport serves as a major hub for various Indian carriers, including Air India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, and Vistara. With approximately 80 airlines operating, the airport boasts three actively scheduled passenger terminals and a dedicated cargo terminal.
  • Delhi Airport operator DIAL has embraced technological advancements, introducing an innovative e-boarding facility across all three terminals. This contactless system, equipped with boarding card scanners, allows passengers to effortlessly verify their flight details, enhancing the overall efficiency of the boarding process. Despite its reputation as one of the busiest airports globally, the recent implementation of these technologies has contributed to a surprisingly smooth travel experience, with no queues or delays encountered during our visit at the end of December 2023.

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Indira Gandhi International Airport is the primary international airport serving Delhi, the capital of India. The airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres (2,066 ha), is situated in Palam, Delhi, 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of the New Delhi Railway Station and 16 km (9.9 mi) from New Delhi city centre. 

Named after Indira Gandhi (1917–1984), the former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport of India

I first traveled to Indira Gandhi Delhi international airport at the end of Decmeber 2023 from Tbilisi airport by indigo airlines

At Delhi airport in India

IGI Airport serves as a major hub or a focus destination for several Indian carriers including Air India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, and Vistara. Approximately 80 airlines serve this airport. At present, there are three actively scheduled passenger terminals, as well as a cargo terminal.

Recently, Delhi Airport operator DIAL has introduced an e-boarding facility for passengers at all the three terminals of the airport, by which all boarding gates will have contactless e-boarding gates with boarding card scanners, which will allow passengers to flash their physical or e-boarding cards to verify flight details in order to proceed for security checks

Delhi aiport terminal

Despite being named one of the busiest airport in the World, for my surprise we didn't encounter any quees or delays at this airport during our recent travels. 

There are several travel options from the airport to the city, like taxi or public transport. As we had organized a tour for us, we were greated by our driver at the exit and transfered to the hotel in downtown.

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