Terminal 1 Delhi Airport


Terminal 1 at Delhi Airport is just used as a domestic terminal, since it is only served by low cost carriers.


Present & future

Terminal 1 will be expanded and by thus increase its handling capacity up to 40 million passengers per year by 2021. Nowadays, many of its services have been relocated to Terminal 2: The plan is to expand the terminal and also to merge Terminal 1C and Terminal 1D into a single terminal in order to accommodate more passengers.


Transfer between terminals

In order to transfer between terminals, Delhi Airport offer free terminal transfer services to their passengers:

  • From International to Domestic: There is shuttle service between the international and the domestic terminal evert 20 minutes.
  • Between Domestic Terminals: Complimentary Golf cart service is available for passengers who may transfer from Terminal 1 concourses.



*Note that Terminals 1C and 1D are under refurbishment works, that means they are not operative right now. Please check Terminal 2 information for further details.

Delhi Airport Terminal 1 is distributed into 2 operative buildings: C and D.

Terminal 1A: It is no longer functional since it was shifted to Terminal 3.
Terminal 1C: Domestic Arrivals
Terminal 1D: Domestic Departures, able to handle over 15 million passengers per year. It is a common use terminal equipment, which shares check-in counters, self-check-in counter and security channels.



T1C: food, drink and retail concessions, currency exchange, ATMs, airline and tourist counters.

T1D: ATMs, currency exchange, information counter, check-in station, smoking rooms, parents room and children play area, banks, currency exchange, internet zone and laptop station.

Please, note that Terminal 1 has opened its metro station. As Terminal 3 station, it counts with frequent connections to Central New Delhi Railway Station. Opening hours: From 05:00 am to 11:00 pm. Frequency is of every 20 minutes.


Transfer between Terminal 1 and Concourses C and D

T1C and T1D are relatively close, even though a Complimentary Golf cart service is available to transfer between Terminal 1 concourses. On the other hand, T1D is connected to Terminal 3 by an underground tunnel.



Delhi Airport Terminal 1 consist of three levels:

  • Ground level
  • First level
  • Second level / Mezzanine level




Delhi Airport Terminal 1 is just served by domestic low cost flights.

See Airlines in Terminal 1



Airport lounges

See attached below the airport lounges available at Delhi Airport Terminal 1:

  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures): Location: Terminal 1D, Airside, Level 2 / Mezzanine Level. Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures): Location: Terminal 1D, Landside. Opening hours: 24 hours.