The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi is poised to undergo expansion with the upcoming operation of two international terminals. Terminal 1 (T1), which faced significant delays in renovation due to Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, is expected to be completed this year. Once finished, T1 will not only accommodate domestic flights but also international airlines.
IndiGo Airlines has expressed its interest in offering international services at T1, prompting Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to consider the request. Air travel has witnessed a substantial rebound, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. To meet the growing demand, the GMR Group plans to complete the upgrades by September. These improvements will enhance passenger capacity, infrastructure, and service quality at the terminal.
The renovated T1 is set to expand from 60,000 to 169,000 square meters, with the number of entry gates increasing from 8 to 13. The redevelopment includes ample parking space, modern VIP lounges, a contemporary food court, and efficient space utilization for seamless movement within the airport. With the completion of phase 3A, the airport will have the capacity to handle 100 million passengers annually.