Delhi airport has opened an exclusive general aviation (GA) terminal for private jets.
The new facility can cater to 150 private jet movements on daily basis, including Code C type aircraft.
Adorning a modern architecture, the new terminal is equipped with spacious passenger lounges, retail and F&B sections and 24-hour personal concierge services.
There is a common processing area with customs and immigrations and immediate access to private jet aircraft stands from the terminal. It can handle over 50 passengers every hour.
Facilities for crew members and staff, such as restroom and briefing area, will also be available.
In addition, it will have an access control system, wifi enabled services, IT system integrated with overall Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) platform and perimetre security control system to provide an enhanced experience to the passengers.
The GA terminal and the newly developed general aviation aircraft parking are co-located. This will enable passengers to conveniently travel to and from the aircraft for boarding or de-boarding.
Hardeep Singh Puri, minister of Civil Aviation said:
“India’s civil aviation sector is on a steady growth trajectory. 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.”
GBS Raju, business chairman, GMR Airports (India) said:
“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.
“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.”