Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is the primary international airport of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, India. It is located in Palam, 15 km south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km from New Delhi city centre. The airport, named after Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, is the busiest in the country. With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, Delhi's IGIA has become India's and South Asia's largest aviation hub, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers. IGIA together with Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Chennai's Chennai International Airport handle more than half of the aircraft movements in South Asia.
Spread over an area of 6,300 acres of land, the airport serves as the NCR’s primary civilian aviation hub. It was previously operated by the Indian Air Force until its management was transferred to the Airports 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 is also responsible for the airport's ongoing expansion and modernisation.
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|2013||DIAL becomes the first in the world to receive the ISO 22301:2012 certification for its robust business continuity management system|
|2011||Ranks second in the world at the ACI Annual Service Quality Awards 2011|
|2010||New Terminal 3 wins the British Construction Industry Award for the best international project|
|2010||Terminal 3 is inaugurated|
|2009||DIAL awards contract for in-built communication platform at new terminal|
Updated: March, 2014