IBEF: May, 2013
New Delhi: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is the second best in the world in the category of airports handling 25-40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) for their service quality for the year 2012. In the report from Airports Council International (ACI), a global body of airports, Delhi airport was ranked fourth in the 'Best Airports by Region' across all categories in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, Delhi Airport is one of the busiest and amongst the fastest growing airports in the Asia Pacific region. Terminal III at the Indira Gandhi Airport, opened in 2010, is the eighth largest passenger terminal in the world. Some of the other salient features of the Delhi Airport are as follows:
One of the largest Green Buildings in the world. ‘LEED India’ Gold Rating from IGBC in 2011.
Integrated Terminal T3 with 553,887 sqm area that can handle 34 mppa.
Eight level Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) with 2 piers each 1.2 km long either side.
Fully operational three runways with a peak hour handling capacity 75 ATM.
Delhi Airports operations contributed Rs 294.7 billion to the national GDP & 13.53 per cent to Delhi’s GSDP in 2009-10.
In-line Baggage Handling System with 10,800 bags/hour handling capacity
12 Baggage Reclaim belt and 168 Check-in counters