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  • India’s busiest airport
  • Total passenger traffic of 63.75 million between April 2018-Feburary 2019
  • Total cargo traffic of 952.52 thousand tonnes between April 2018-February 2019
  • Adjudged as the best airport in the world in the large airports category

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main gateway to Delhi, India and one of the busiest airports in the region. Operated by Delhi International Airport Limited, which is owned by GMR Infrastructure (64 per cent), Airports Authority of India (26 per cent) and Fraport (10 per cent), the airport hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services from over 40 airlines. The airport acts as a hub for airlines including Air India, Air India Regional, Blue Dart Aviation, GoAir, IndiGo, JetLite and SpiceJet.

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Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) – India’s largest airport

2018 Investment of Rs 9,000 crore (US$ 1.28 billion) to handle 100 million passengers annually is expected to be made in the next three years.
Ranked among the most punctual airports in the world
Ranked as the second best airport in the over 40 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category
2015 Ranked world’s best airport by Airport Council International in 25-40 MPPA category
2014 Became a Star Alliance member
2013 Ranked as the second best airport in 25-40 MPPA category by Airport Council International
Became the first airport in the world to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification
2011 Ranked as fourth best airport in the world in the category of 25-40 MPPA by Airport Council International
2010 Inauguration of Terminal-3
2009 New domestic departure Terminal-1D inaugurated
2008 IGI Airport's third runway commences operations
2007 Foundation stone laid for Terminal-3
2006 Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) consortium accorded approval to develop and manage the airport
1986 Commissioning of Terminal-2
1962 Operations were shifted from Safdarjung airport owing to rising passenger traffic
1939-45 Built during the second world war to serve as an air force station


Updated: May, 2019

India’s aviation market is expected to be world’s third largest by 2024.