7 Interesting Facts about Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport, which has been adjudged world’s best airport in 2014, under category of handling 40 million passengers per year.
so Let’s know more about the world’s best airport

1. Nomenclature
The airport was built during World War II and was initially known as RAF (Royal Air Force) Airport. Civil operations were moved from Safdarjung Airport to Palam Airport in 1962. An additional Terminal 2 was added on May 2, 1986

2. Handlers
it was first handled by the Indian Air Force before management was passed over to Airports Authority of India. later in May 2006, management was again transferred to Delhi International Airport Limited

3. It’s Huge
IGI airport is spread over an area of 5,106 acres. equivalent to almost 4,000 football fields

4. Busy as a Bee
In 2014-15, Delhi airport catered to as many as 40 million passengers. These passengers were flown to 58 domestic and 62 international destinations

5. Terminal 3 Buzz
Terminal 3 or T3 opened for operations in 2010. The terminal has been constructed using the very advanced ‘North Light’ concept which increases illumination while cutting down on solar gain. It has a passenger capacity of 34 million passengers annually and is equipped with 41 X-ray machines which can screen 12,800 bags per hour

6. Well Equipped
Its home to 6 domestic carriers and 56 international carriers. Moreover, the airport is also capable of handling the giant Airbus A380 aircraft

7. T4, T5, and T6 Coming Up?
Terminals 4, 5, and 6 will be built if and when required. These 3 new terminals will host international flights only. T3 will then cater to domestic air traffic only. Once completed, 3 new terminals will catapult the airport’s annual passenger capacity to 100 million

Guys, now you should feel proud about Delhi International Airport

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