New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in India will open its new Terminal 3 tomorrow, July 3rd. Delhi Terminal 3 has been touted as a very significant improvement in capacity, efficiency, aesthetics, luxury and passenger comfort.
The new terminal will be able to handle 34 million passengers (capacity of old terminal is less than 15 million), using 168 check-in counters, 92 moving walkways and 78 jet bridges. It will also be able to handle the world’s largest commercial airplane, the Airbus A380.
One of the major anticipated advantages is to significantly decrease the amount of time required for passengers to pass through the airport. The airport’s objective is to make it possible for 95% of all passengers to proceed from touch down to exit in less than 45 minutes.
Most new airports have, however, experienced disappointing problems at start up. So it remains to be seen how things will take off tomorrow at Delhi’s brand new Terminal 3.
Click below to get a video tour of the new facilities.