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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: IGIA to commence airport expansion works from Jan 1 Reply with quote

Only SpiceJet likely to be shifted from T1D to T2

Terminal 1D of the Delhi airport, which will witness a major expansion starting this year end, will see the shifting of only one airline to Terminal 2 to make the construction work easier.

Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the erstwhile international terminal that has been lying almost defunct since 2010 when Terminal 3 was commissioned, is buzzing with construction at present to cater to airlines that will be shifted from Terminal 1D.

The domestic Terminal 1D, which caters to low-cost carriers IndiGo, Go Air and SpiceJet, is bursting at the seams due to exponential growth in air traffic in the past few years.

The private airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) plans to expand Terminal 1D to accommodate the growing rush and had decided to shift two budget carriers operating from T1D to T2 to help carry out the construction work.

An internal assessment by DIAL, however, has made it do a rethink and only one airline would now be shifted to T2. “We have realised that instead of two, if we just shift one airline, it would be enough to carry out the construction work with ease. It is most likely that operations of SpiceJet would be shifted to Terminal 2,” said a senior airport official.

Operations from Jan 1

DIAL plans to start operations from T2 from January 1, 2017, and the terminal is undergoing a revamp to accommodate the airline. DIAL also plans to start bus services from the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro to provide seamless connectivity to passengers. T2 is located at a slight distance from T3, to which the high-speed metro line connects directly. An airport official said that adequate number of signages will be put on the approach roads to guide passengers to the correct terminal.

“Terminal 2 was started in 1986 and has been mothballed since 2010 after Terminal 3 was opened for public. To allow flight operations from here again, the terminal is being completely refurbished with new flooring, false ceiling, air-conditioning among others,” an airport official said. “Apart from these changes, the technical systems are also being upgraded and made up-to-date for flight operations,” he said.

“Thanks to the shifting of SpiceJet, passengers at Terminal 1D can look forward to more space from early next year,” the airport official said.

DIAL has embarked on a major expansion plan for T1D, which will see its size go up from the present 53,000 square metres to 1,33,000 square metres in the next three years. At present, it is expanding the terminal on the airside and it will be able to cater to 18 million passengers per annum. In three years, it is expected to cater to 30 million passengers per annum.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:03 am    Post subject: Bollywood Stars Movie Promotion at DIAL - upset CISF Reply with quote

http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/katrina-sidharth-s-airport-gig-to-promote-movie-triggers-security-scare/story-uxjYPRnKYJmJppM62eROxO.html

A publicity stunt for the latest Bollywood blockbuster caused a bit of a security issue at India’s busiest airport on Monday. Movie stars Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra showed up at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to promote their upcoming film .....

Unfortunately, at the end of the promotional event, security at the airport objected to the two ticketed passengers attempting to exit the international terminal without boarding or disembarking from a flight.....

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“They misguided the airline and the security agency by posing as flyers,” an unnamed Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official explained to the Hindustan Times.....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, still popularly called IGI by many, crossed 50 million passengers in calendar year 2016. The airport handled 55.64 million passengers and was 12th worldwide by passengers in November. It is an achievement which makes the country proud.

The growth at Delhi is primarily fueled by National Carrier Air India which has its hub at the National Capital and market leader Low Cost Carrier IndiGo which has been growing rapidly over the last few years.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ameya wrote:
New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club
Once again, a lovely article, Sir. I look forward to the T1 upgrade, T2 temporary opening, and finally, T4 construction, and more simultaneous runway operation after the new ATC tower comes into place.
Cheers, Sumantra.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A “New” Delhi airport in the making

Last week, GMR led consortium which runs the country’s biggest airport – Delhi international Airport, came up with a detailed plan for the expansion of the airport. This multi-phase plan looks like a culmination of last few years of planning and revisions which have been going on to add runway capacity, air traffic movement and terminal.

The group will invest INR 16,000 crore for the expansion which will involve doubling capacity of Terminal 1 (T1), increase capacity of Terminal 3 (T3), add a new runway and build another terminal between now and 2026. The air traffic movement will gradually cross 100 movements per hour, which could mean an addition of 15-20 flights per hour.

Eventually the airport will have three terminals – T1, T3 and T4 and all of them could have International and domestic operations together. The airport operator wanted to start International operations from T1 when IndiGo was to launch International operations, however the plan was shot down by various agencies which led to IndiGo and Spicejet operate their international flights from T3.

The new plan sees major changes on Terminal, Apron and Runway side.

Terminal

Terminal 1D and 1C will be expanded and merged
This new terminal will see the capacity double up to 40 million passengers per annum
Terminal 1A will be dismantled completely
Terminal 3 will see capacity increase from 34 million to 45 million per annum
9 Baggage carousels from current 4
Increase in length of arrival baggage belt and two additional belts
Apron

Increase in code C parking stands to 82 from current 71 at Terminal 1
The new terminal will have 22 aerobridges and Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS)
Fuel Hydrants for all stands doing away with the need of Refueler Tanker
Runway

New runway parallel to runway 11/29 will be built by 2021
Elevated Eastern Cross Taxiway to increase airside capacity
Flashback

The GMR led consortium bagged the rights to operate and develop the airport in 2006. First came the new runway in 2008, Terminal 3 came up in 2010, well in time for the Commonwealth games later that year. That month, the airport saw a little over 25 lakh passengers, 72% of which were domestic. There were serious thoughts then to shift all carriers to T3 and disband T1 completely.

Every planner who resisted this idea and DIAL which revisited the plan must have been very happy that they did not go ahead with this recommendation.

May 2017 saw the airport handle 54.3 lakh passengers, 75% of which were domestic, primarily fueled by IndiGo and its phenomenal growth at Delhi.

Multiple master plans were drawn out till date which included converting the present day T1 to cargo terminal and building new terminals at area occupying the existing cargo terminal or re-aligning runway 09/27 to make it parallel to the other two and providing a different area to Technical Dispersal of Indian Air Force.

As Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) went from one hurdle to another, including developing aero city profitably, the plans changed only to come up with a solid plan last year which was eventually approved by all the stakeholders including the ministry.

However, this led to another hurdle. Getting the airlines onboard to shift from T1 either completely or partially. With slots allocated based on the terminal due to the constraints like gates and terminal capacity being different and primary runway being used also being different, indecision was surely affecting expansion plans of low cost carriers.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ameya wrote:
A “New” Delhi airport in the making
Once again, a nice write-up, Sir! I look forward to reading this on your website when it is accessible again.
Cheers, Sumantra.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMR can do any amount of modification of DEL airport complex. But please don’t disturb IGI T3, leave it the way it is now. I would say it is the most comfortable airport I have travelled. I wish to travel through T3 many years to come!
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