The name of the Delhi’s airport was changed in 1986 as IGI after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Earlier it used to be called as ‘Palam airport’.
When was IGI Airport named after Indira?
In May 1986, a new terminal was constructed (Terminal 2) and Palam Airport was officially renamed Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airport is named after the former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who died in 1984.
Does Delhi have 2 airports?
The New Delhi Airport has a total of two terminals handling domestic traffic. Terminal 1 is entirely dedicated to domestic flights with Terminal 1D for departures and Terminal 1C for arrivals. Terminal 3 handles the arrivals and departures of both domestic as well as international flights.
Who named IGI?
Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, which was named after one of India’s most well known prime ministers, serves the city of Delhi which is about ten miles (16km) away. The airport, covering a 1,900-acre site, has two runways 10/28 (12,500ft 3,810m) and also an auxiliary runway 09/27 (9,229ft 2,813m).
What is the full form of IGI airport?
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main gateway to Delhi, India and one of the busiest airports in the region.
How can I go from T1 to T3 in Delhi?
You can take prepaid cabs or book OLA / Uber from your smartphone to transit to other terminals. The distance between T1 and T3 is approximately 8 kms. Provide a minimum of 15 mins to account for traffic jams or unavoidable delays.