Millions of people travel by Delhi’s Terminal 3 and it’s no joke that most do not know these fun facts about the terminal! One of the biggest in India and also voted into the to list of airports around the world, there’s no stopping T3! It’s one of the best, most well-maintained terminals in India. So, here are few fun facts about T3, let’s how many you know, shall we?
30 Second Window:
- The game is simple enough – keep guessing and we’ll see how many of you know these quick facts!
- A hint – Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3 came to existence in 2010 and has since gained accolades throughout the world!
I. International Rewards
IGI Airport in New Delhi has been voted the second best airport in the world, according to Airport Service Quality Report 2016. Delhi’s T3 airport is a two-tier building spread over 5.4 million sq ft of space that equals to 200 soccer fields.
II. Time Taken
The terminal took 37 months to complete. According to 2015 data; it is the 25th busiest airport in the world with a passenger capacity of up to 34 million per year.
III. Runways to Runaway
Delhi’s T3 is the only airport in India with 3 runways. This system allowing parallel take offs and landing, making it one of the busiest airports in the world!
IV. Royalty Amongst Airlines
T3, along with few other international airports in the world can host commercial operations of Airbus A380, the world’s largest aircraft. Cool, don’t you think?
The terminal operates international and domestic flights as well as cargo operations. Which means – that it also generates a lot of revenue for the airport authority with brings tonnes of jobs to people!
VI. Duty-Free Shopping and What Not!
The building has over 20,000 s.q. meters of retail space that boasts national and international brands, duty-free stores and eateries. Now, that’s a bomb!
VII. Space For Everyone
T3 has multi-level parking that can accommodate 4,300 cars and a separate surface parking area that can take on 2,200 cars. The building is in close proximity to Delhi Metro & is walking distance from the arrival and departure sections.
- That you play a ‘guess what’ game with friends and family and let’s see who gets how many points, shall we?
And in the meanwhile, do check out our blog post on the best restaurant to eat at near IGI Airport here.
Location | IGI Airport T3
Nearest Metro | You can grab a train from Shivaji Stadium to directly arrive at the terminal!