Igi Airport

  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • Road accidents in India: Clickable interactive map June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of people die every year in the road accidents in India highlighting the need for enhancing the safety of the passenger. On June 3, Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde lost his life when his car was hit by another vehicle while he was on his way...
  • Watch: Delhi passengers cheer the first A380 flight in India May 31, 2014

    The first commercial flight of A380 landed at the Delhi Airport on Friday evening. The Singapore Airlines flight was given a rousing welcome at the airport with a water cannon salute and a ribbon cutting ceremony at the arrival gates, with excited passengers among the audience. The airline will fly...
  • Special coverage: Landing of the Super jumbo A380 at the Delhi Airport May 30, 2014

    The Singapore Airlines flight was given a rousing welcome at the airport with a water cannon salute and ribbon cutting ceremony at the arrival gates, as excited passengers watched on. The airline will fly the A380 daily from both Mumbai and Delhi. Approval for the aircraft's operations were given in...
  • Snapshot: First commercial super jumbo A380 flight lands at Delhi's IGI Airport May 30, 2014

    Super jumbo Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi at around 8.00 pm on Friday, marking its maiden flight to India. On its arrival, the super jumbo was given a customary water cannon salute. ...
  • SP nominee held at IGI airport after bullet was found in his baggage April 27, 2014

    Samajwadi Party candidate from Bijnor Lok Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh, Shahnawaz Rana was arrested at the IGI Airport here after a live cartridge was found in his hand baggage, police said on Saturday. The incident took place last evening when Rana had reached the airport to catch a Jet Airways...
  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of Instrument...
  • Dense fog disrupts flight schedule in Delhi February 24, 2014

    Operations at the IGI Airport in New Delhi virtually came to a standstill on Monday after the visibility dropped due to dense fog, disrupting the schedule of over 50 domestic and international flights A Jet Airways flight from Dammam to Delhi was diverted to Jaipur due to poor visibility at...
  • Dense fog hits flight operations at Delhi airport January 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Flight operations came to a standstill on Sunday night after dense fog enveloped the IGI Airport leading to delay in schedule of around 40 flights. Around 150 domestic and international flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport had been affected earlier in the day due to fog, causing inconvenience...
  • Delhi: Fog disrupts flight operations at IGI airport December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Dense fog once again returned to affect the operations at the IGI Airport where over a dozen flights were delayed on Tuesday morning. Three flights -- one freighter aircraft, a Jet Airways flight from Abu Dhabi and a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul -- had to be diverted...
  • Narrow escape for Rahul Gandhi at Delhi's IGI airport, probe ordered December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: There was a narrow escape for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Delhi's IGI airport on Tuesday when he was returning from Raebareli in his private plane. His flight was given clearance to land on the runway. But an Indian Air Force aircraft, an Ilyushin aircraft, was on the...
  • GoAir airbus with Gen VK Singh on board makes emergency landing at IGI November 16, 2013

    A Mumbai-bound GoAir flight with about 100 passengers, including former Army Chief General VK Singh, on board was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi following a fire alarm on Saturday. The Airbus A-320 returned under emergency conditions to IGI airport in New Delhi after it had been airborne...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after a woman was allegedly asked to remove her prosthetic leg at an airport, another passenger with a prosthetic leg recounts his humiliation at Delhi's IGI Airport. He was forced to strip for a security check. This comes two months after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security...
  • Separatist leader Yasin Malik denied immigration check to Nepal October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Separatist group Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was on Monday detained for some time at the Indira Gandhi International airport in the national capital. Sources say that Malik was headed to Nepal and his passport had expired. Therefore, he was denied an immigration check. He has...
  • Army officer's wife arrested for illegal entry into IGI airport August 21, 2013

    The wife of an Army officer has been arrested for allegedly entering into IGI Airport in Delhi with the print out of a cancelled ticket, police said on Tuesday. The woman, identified as Usha Pandey, was intercepted on Sunday night when she was exiting the airport by CISF personnel after...
  • Delhi: IGI Airport underprepared to deal with monsoon June 17, 2013

    Just a few days after it received the award for being the second best airport of the world, Sunday's rain exposed the Indira Gandhi International Airport's poor arrangement and preparedness for the monsoon. ...
  • Snapshot: Heavy rains cause waterlogging at IGI airport June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Incessant heavy rains on Sunday led to waterlogging at IGI airport in New Delhi, causing inconvenience to passengers who waded through knee deep water while the baggage handling system was left crippled. The monsoon arrived in Delhi on Sunday a fortnight ahead of schedule, with national capital recording around...
  • Delhi airport flooded, passengers wade through knee deep water June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Incessant heavy rains on Sunday led to waterlogging at IGI airport in New Delhi, causing inconvenience to passengers who waded through knee deep water while the baggage handling system was left crippled. The monsoon arrived in Delhi on Sunday a fortnight ahead of schedule, with national capital recording around 36.6...
  • Delhi's IGI Airport voted second best in the world June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Indira Gandhi International Airport has been named the world's second best airport in the 25-40 million passengers category by the Airport Council International. The airport also has been adjudged as the fourth best in the world among 199 airports across all categories. A nine-member team, comprising representatives from airport...
  • KFA staff protest at IGI airport, write to Labour Minister April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A group of Kingfisher Airlines workers gathered at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday to protest against the non-payment of salaries. The employees have not received their salaries for the past ten months. Last week, Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya had given them an assurance that their salaries...
  • Delhi: Computer glitch hits IGI airport operations March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A glitch in the computerized check-in, baggage handling and plane's docking system of the terminal 3 of the IGI airport here today delayed the schedule of around 21 domestic and international flights, causing inconvenience to the passengers. The airport's IT system, installed and maintained by the airport operator Delhi...
  • Delhi: Hoax bomb scare at IGI Airport delays flight February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A hoax bomb call delayed an IndiGo flight on Tuesday morning at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital. Passengers on the Delhi-Patna flight were de-boarded and their luggage taken off the aircraft following the call. A high alert was sounded at the airport and a...
  • Delhi: Radar screens at IGI airport ATC go blank February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Radar screens at the Air Traffic Control tower at the IGI Airport in the national capital went blank on Friday following power failure caused by accidental switching off of a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) by a worker carrying out an electrical job in ATC, hitting flight operations. Screens of...
  • Delhi: Radar failure at IGIA, several flights delayed February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A radar failure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital led to the radar screens going blank leading to delay in several flights. The scheduling of the flights will have to be done manually till the error is rectified. The airport saw similar radar failures in...
  • Delhi gets its first Starbucks at the IGI Airport January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has announced the opening of its first stores at Terminal 3 of New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). Located in Domestic Terminal's Gate 27 and International Terminal's Gate 15, the stores...
  • Delhi's Airport Metro gets safety clearance January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Airport Metro Express Line (AMEL) in the capital is expected to resume operations shortly, nearly six months after it was shut down on safety concerns, a Delhi Metro official said on Friday. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has given a clearance certificate to the swanky...
  • Delhi: Flight operations normal at IGI Airport January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here remained normal even as the area witnessed shallow fog on Wednesday. No flights were delayed or cancelled due to fog at the airport. The fog in the early morning hours was a bit dense and the visibility dropped to 700 meters,...
  • Flight schedules hit as dense fog envelops airport January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Dense fog enveloped the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday, disrupting the schedule of around 30 flights. Around 14 flights were cancelled and 15 were delayed as the visibility dropped to around 100 metres early on Tuesday morning when dense fog descended on the airport,...
  • Flying out of Delhi to get cheaper from Tuesday December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Flying out of Delhi would become cheaper from Tuesday, with the development fee (DF) charged by the operator of IGI airport being reduced by Rs 100 for domestic and Rs 700 per international passenger. The decision of GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to slash the charges followed a...