Delhi’s IGI airport to soon have dedicated terminal for Private Jets
Indira Gandhi National Airport (IGIA) will go soon for a fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal for charter flight and private jet services which will get ready by October 2019.
In order to reduce the travel time from one terminal to another and connecting them to other modes of transportation, GMR Group of Delhi International Air Port Ltd. (DIAL),the company that manages IGIA,will also conduct a study for feasibility of Automated People Mover (APM) in the airport complex which could be a driverless monorail.
Many international airports have such a hassle-free facility, which helps passengers to catch a connecting flight from different terminals.
Deputy Managing Director of GMR Group I.Prabhakar Rao said that they are conducting feasibility and studies looking all type of technologies which will be suited best for the needs. Rao said that nothing has been finalized till now, however, referring for the FBO terminal, he said that facility will be ready by October this year.
Also, the next phase of IGA has already been launched which will be capable to handle nearly 100 million passengers in forthcoming years. Further, INR 9800 crore expansion plan will be executed as an air-side capacity to handle around 140 million passengers.
One of the key features of the said plan is the new integrated Terminal 1 with a handling capacity of 40 million passengers. Reportedly, the integrated terminal will be expanded with several passenger-friendly facilities like aerobridges and a facial recognition system.