Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport, Indira Gandhi Airport

Indira Gandhi Airport has two active passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and Terminal 2 which is home to many of the low cost flights of Terminal 1 due to its refurbishing works.

Terminal 1, is used by low cost carriers such as GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet, and is divided in Terminal 1-C, used for domestic arrivals, and Terminal 1-D, used for departures, it can handle 15 million passengers annually. It is nowadays closed due to improvement works and all the flights were transferred to Terminal 2.

Terminal 2, it has been redesigned to temporary host the low cost carriers of Terminal 1. Once Terminal 1 will reopen, it will be demolished to build the new Terminal 4.

Terminal 3 is the newest terminal, it was opened in 2010 and is one of the biggest terminals in the world, being able to handle 40 million passengers per year. Other terminals like T1A, T1B are unused nowadays.

All International flights are operated from T3, Domestic Flights are operated in T1 or T3, depending of the Carrier. Lowcost Carriers (GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet) are operated from Terminal 1, while the other carriers are operated from T3. Check below some information you must now of both terminals.

 

Terminal 1 (C-D)

Airlines
Terminal 1 is only used for domestic flights of LowCost Carriers
2 Buildings
The terminal 1 is divided in 2 operating buildings: C - D
Terminal 1C
Is used for domestic arrivals.
Terminal 1D
Is used for domestic departures. It has a capacity to handle 15 million passengers per year

 

Terminal 3

New Terminal
The Terminal was opened in 2010 for the Commonwealth Games
2 Floors
The bottom floor is dedicated to arrivals, the top floor is dedicated to departures.
Flights
The terminal operates all International flights, but also some Domestic Flights.
Airlines
Is used for all the international Airlines.

Tips and Facts regarding both Terminals

  • Both Terminals are separate, and a cab/shuttle bus should be taken to go from one to other
  • There is a plan to build more terminals in the future if the traffic grows.
  • Terminal 1 and 3 are connected to the city centre by metro and a 8-lane highway