“For the first time, we will have a world-class hub.”
This new world-class terminal for India’s second-busiest airport more than doubled Indira Gandhi International Airport’s passenger capacity. Built in just 37 months, the terminal is designed to serve 34 million passengers a year. A Businessweek story cited it as “a new benchmark for completing major projects” in India.
The nine-story terminal building has two piers, 78 gates, six check-in islands with 168 check-in counters and 95 immigration counters. Three of the 78 aerobridges support A380 aircraft. The terminal has 800 flight information display systems and 8,000 speakers.
Passenger amenities include spacious interiors, a 100-room transit hotel and 215,300 square feet of retail and concessions space. The terminal has its own Delhi Metro station.
Built with a glass and metal frame structure, Terminal 3 is India’s first airport building to receive LEED Gold certification. Sustainable design strategies include a northern orientation that reduces solar gain, optimum 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.
Airports Council International has named the Indira Gandhi International Airport as one of the world’s best for service quality in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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
Airports Council International – Airport Service Quality Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
British Construction Industry – Best International Project
Passenger Terminal World – Most Noteworthy New Terminal Design
World Airport Awards – Best Airport in India
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
29 February 2016
“Revealed: The World’s Best Airports for Customer Service in 2015”
16 February 2015
“Indira Gandhi International Airport Is World’s Best for Service Quality”
Airports Council International
25 May 2012
“Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) Terminal 3, India”