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 India’s first private jet terminal launched at Delhi Airport ; Can cater up to 150 private jet movements per day

The newly developed Apron is spread over 8 lakhs square feet area with 57 parking bays; Will provide 24*7 personal concierge services

New Delhi, NFAPost: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group led consortium, announced the launch of India’s first exclusive General Aviation Terminal facility for private jets at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).

The facility has been inaugurated by Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in the presence of GMR Airports (India) Business Chairman GBS Raju and CEO-DIAL Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.

With this exclusive General Aviation Terminal facility, Delhi Airport marks another milestone of setting up high-end infrastructure for the passengers thus strengthened further the role of General Aviation in the country. The General Aviation Terminal has been built to support the movement and processing of passengers flying through chartered flights from IGI Airport.

The terminal has been set up in compliance with safety and precautionary measures implemented in view of COVID-19 pandemic. This new facility offers exclusive city side car parking and convenient access towards the city. The terminal is ready to cater to 150 private jet movements on daily basis, including Code C type aircrafts.

Customs and immigrations

With modern architecture, this new terminal houses spacious passenger lounges, retail and F&B sections, 24 x 7 personal concierge services, common processing area with Customs and Immigrations and immediate access to private jet aircraft stands from the Terminal. The Terminal can handle over 50 passengers every hour.

With the GA Terminal and the newly developed General Aviation Aircraft Parking stands being co-located, passengers will find it more convenient to travel to and from the aircraft for boarding or de-boarding in no time. The newly developed Apron is spread over 8 lakh sq ft area with about 57 dedicated bays for parking of General Aviation Aircrafts.

Facilities for crew members and staff, such as restroom and briefing area, will also be available in this new Terminal. Besides, it will have an access control system, Wi-Fi enabled services, IT system integrated with overall IGIA platform, perimeter security control system, etc. to provide a rich and personalized experience to the passengers.

Appreciating DIAL’s contribution in facilitating passenger movement flying on private planes from the airport, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said India’s civil aviation sector is on a steady growth trajectory.

Domestic passengers

“The sector is all set to emerge stronger in a post-Covid world as more routes are opening up and number of passengers are growing. We expect a bulk of pre-Covid-19 domestic air passengers’ traffic to be back by Diwali this year, and General Aviation will have a significant contribution to it. The new General Aviation terminal at Delhi Airport is the need of the hour which would significantly support this growth,” said Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

Commenting on the development, GMR Airports (India) Business Chairman GBS Raju said this exclusive General Aviation Terminal is a great addition to DIAL’s passenger experience.

“DIAL acknowledges the tremendous efforts put in by the construction teams to deliver this unique project, despite many challenges faced due to COVID-19 crisis. This terminal will serve as an iconic gateway to India for business and leisure travellers and it signifies our recognition of the positive economic impact the general aviation industry has on this community,” said GMR Airports (India) Business Chairman GBS Raju.

GMR Group

GMR Airports (India) Business Chairman GBS Raju said this terminal will cater to the growing passenger traffic when the aviation sector lands back to pre-COVID times and make their travel experience more convenient and comfortable.

At IGI Airport, the FBO facility is being developed, operated and managed by DIAL’s appointed concessionaire M/s. Bird ExecuJet Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. FBO facilities are available at large and busy airports around the world. Apart from providing a designated terminal to those who use private jets and charter flights, such facilities also help expand the spectrum of General Aviation services.

The GMR Group led, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) is a consortium; comprising of GMR Group, Airports Authority of India and Fraport. The consortium has a mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Delhi Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years. 

It has truly proven to be a shining example of Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Airport has been adjudged as the best airport by size and region (over 40 MPPA in Asia Pacific) by Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality Program for 2019.  DIAL completed the modernization of Delhi’s IGI Airport including the commissioning of Terminal 3 (T3) – India’s largest building post-independence, in a record time of 37 months.

The Passenger Terminals managed by DIAL are recognized for their state-of-the-art infrastructure, design and operational efficiency. T3 serves as a hub for many carriers and has truly redefined the way Indian passengers fly. Delhi Airport is a leading Indian airport both in Passenger and Cargo capabilities with an annual traffic of 69.8 mppa in 2018. DIAL lays strong emphasis on green sustainable technologies and has won numerous awards and recognitions for the environmental sustainability initiatives. 

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