India’s First: IGIA Now Sports Dedicated Private Jet Terminal
New Delhi: The national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has entered an exclusive league of global airports which sport a dedicated terminal for private jets.
In aviation parlance, such infrastructure facilities offer hassle free comfort and privacy to the flyers of private or charter jets or choppers.
Besides, they aid in the expansion of general aviation services at busy airports around the world as they provide designated layers of security checks, customs and immigration.
India’s first dedicated terminal is located near the mega Terminal 3 of the IGIA.
The terminal was launched by GMR Group led consortium Delhi International Airport Limited.
According to the company, the ‘General Aviation Terminal’ has been built to support the movement and processing of passengers flying through chartered flights from IGI Airport.
This new facility features an Apron area spread over 8 lakh sq ft with about 57 dedicated bays for parking of ‘General Aviation Aircrafts’.
In terms of passenger amenities, the terminal provides spacious passenger lounges, retail and F&B sections, personal concierge services.
It supports a common processing area with customs and immigration and immediate access to private jet aircraft stands from the Terminal.
The terminal can handle over 50 passengers every hour and can cater to 150 private jet movements on a daily basis, including ‘Code C’ type aircrafts.
In addition, the newly developed Apron is spread over 8 lakh sq ft area with about 57 dedicated bays for parking of ‘General Aviation Aircrafts’.