“For the first time, we will have a world-class hub.”
Passenger Terminal World magazine described the airport as “India and Southeast Asia’s largest and most important aviation hub.”
Built in just 37 months, the terminal is designed to serve 34 million passengers a year, more than doubling the facility’s previous capacity. A Businessweek story cited it as “a new benchmark for completing major projects” in India.
Terminal 3 is the first airport building in India to receive a LEED Gold rating. Sustainable design strategies include use of natural light, interior finishes with high recycled content and battery-powered vehicles for moving travelers between terminals. The water management and treatment program features more than 300 rainwater harvesting pits.
HOK and Mott MacDonald led the project, which included renovating and extending the existing international and domestic terminals.
2.7 million sq. ft. / 250,000 sq. m.
- New Terminal
1.3 million sq. ft. / 120,000 sq. m.
- Remodeled Existing Terminal
Design and Planning Services
Best Airport in India - World Airport Awards
Airport Service Quality Award – Airports Council International
Best International Project – British Construction Industry
Most Noteworthy New Terminal Design – Passenger Terminal World
Length of time, in months, from groundbreaking to welcoming passengers
Number of gates in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport
Number of automated walkways
25 May 2012
“Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) Terminal 3, India”
7 April 2011
“New Delhi Airport Achieves LEED Gold Rating”
1 July 2010
“Delhi Opens Huge New Airport Terminal”
1 July 2010
“Finally, a Modern Passage to India”