New T1D terminal in New Delhi airport opens April 19

17 Apr 2009

Travellers with domestic flights from New Delhi are advised to check with their respective airline before leaving their hotel as the new departure terminal 1D opens at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Sunday, April 19.

Six local domestic airlines – Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher Red, Indigo, Spicejet and Kingfisher Airlines - are expected to transfer to the new T1D terminal.  All of them, except Kingfisher Airlines that operates from T1A terminal for departing flights, are to be shifted from T1B terminal, which will be closed for major renovation.

Also, Go Air and Jagson Airlines, which fly from T1B, will be moved to the T1A terminal.  Air India and MDLR Airlines will continue to leave from the T1A terminal

The airlines’ transfer to the new departure terminal will be done in two phases that will be completed at the end of the month.

IGIA operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is expected to announce today the final schedule for the airlines’ transfer to T1D.

“Terminal 1D will be an exclusive, domestic departure terminal. It has many new features, which are at par with leading airports across the world,” said Arun Arora, DIAL assistant vice president of corporate communications.

The new terminal has the following features:

•    Eight entry gates from the city side for easy access

•    Modern four level in-line baggage handling system to eliminate baggage X-ray prior to check in.

•    72 check-in counters, 16 self check-in kiosks and 14 security channels to ensure quick processing.

•    Two-level spacious security-hold area with Wi-Fi connectivity, extensive seating, passenger amenities like Lounges, F&B and retail outlets

•    15 gates for easy bus boarding with 11 bus boarding points.

A special contact zone at the city side of the terminal is available for passengers with special needs, the elderly and unaccompanied minors. It will be staffed by DIAL customer care employees, tasked to provide the required assistance.

To minimise operational teething problems, more than 30 trial sessions had been carried out at T1D in the last four months with over 10,000 trial passengers checked in and boarded and more than 30,000 pieces of luggage processed by the in-line baggage handling and screening system.

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Sandy Goh

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