To offer a distinctive experience to international flyers, Delhi airport is soon going to open a new, expanded International to International (I-to-I) transfer area at Terminal 3. The arrival area at T3 is ready for operations.
As part of the ongoing expansion of Delhi airport under phase 3A, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited-led consortium, has built the new transfer area with additional facilities to make a passenger’s connecting journey hassle-free.
DIAL’s ongoing phase 3A expansion work encompasses various large-scale development and modernisation activities to make Delhi Airport future ready. Post completion of phase 3A expansion work scheduled in 2023, the passenger handling capacity of Delhi Airport will increase to 100 million passengers per annum (MPPA) while the airside capacity will increase to 140 MPPA.
The newly extended I-to-I transfer area spans approximately 3,000 square metres, which is double in size of the previous I-to-I transfer area. It will have seven Food and Beverage (F&B) and retail counters, 10 check-in counters, 15 frisking booths and eight X-ray machines in the expanded transfer area for the convenience of passengers. Earlier, there were only one F&B and retail counter, six check-in counters, 11frisking booths and four X-ray machines.
The need for expansion of the I-to-I transfer area arose to accommodate the increasing number of international transfer passengers at Terminal 3. Given this, floor plate at the arrival level of Pier A & B junction of Terminal 3 has been increased suitably.“We have successfully completed the extension of the International-to-International transfer area at Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport and now it is ready for operations. We are committed to providing a world-class experience to the passengers. The new extended I-to-I transfer area is another step towards enhancing the infrastructure and passenger experience at Delhi Airport. It will also help in enhancing the airport’s operational efficiency,” said I Prabhakara Rao, Dy Managing Director, GMR Group.
As part of the overall development plan under phase 3A, DIAL has constructed the new and expanded T1 Apron, the fourth runway, and dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT) to connect the northern and southern airfields.