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Friday, June 15, 2012

Airport in Delhi India

Delhi Airport

This article provides information on New Delhi airport. Know more about Indira Gandhi International Airport of India.
New Delhi Airport is an important destination for all those who are planning to travel to the capital city of India. Earlier known as the Palam Airport, it was renamed as the 'Indira Gandhi International Airport' on May 2, 1986. It has mainly two terminals, one for national flights and second for international flights. The old Palam airport is now known as the Terminal 1 and is used for domestic operations. Terminal 1 has been further divided into three separate terminals. Terminal 1A is used for domestic flights of state-owned Indian airlines and its subsidiary, Alliance Air. 

Terminal 1B is used for all other domestic private airlines viz. Jet Airways and Air Deccan, along with other executive aircraft/private aviation activities. The third one is the Domestic Arrival Terminal. Apart from this, there is also a separate Technical Area for the use of VVIP movements. In addition to this, there is a separate Hajj terminal for handling crowd during Hajj. Terminal II is the International terminal and caters to all the international flights. There are around 35 airlines operating from here, flying to major cities across the world. A number of facilities are provided at the airport for the convenience of the passengers. 

Retiring Rooms & Dormitory
9 retiring rooms are available at Terminal I and two rooms are provided at Terminal II. Dormitory facilities are also available at both the terminals. Children below 12 year are allowed without extra charges. 

Left Luggage Facility
You may use the Left Luggage facility, located in the premium Car Park Area at Terminal II and general car park opposite Terminal IB. Here, you can deposit your luggage for a short while. 

Baggage Wrapping Service
For getting your baggage properly packed before check-in, you can utilize this service, near x-ray machines at departure level, Terminal II. Make sure that you collect a money receipt for the service. 

Infant Lobby 
For the privacy of mothers, a well-equipped Infant Lobby with toys, baby cot and a female attendant is available in every terminal. Mothers can easily nurse their infants here. 

Facilitation Counters
Facilitation counters are located in Departure Hall and inside Customs Hall, near belts. These counters can be contacted for any type of information. 

Banking/ Money Exchange Service
Banks are located at various convenient locations at the airport. For safety, exchange currencies from these authorized banks only and obtain official receipts. 

Railway Reservation Counter
Railway Reservation Counter is located outside the Custom Hall (Terminal II). Arriving passengers can book their railway tickets from this counter. 

Post & Telecommunications
Postal facility is available in each terminal. At Terminal II, Post Office is located in the Departure Hall. The services offered at this counter are Telegrams, Fax, STD Calls, Postal Stamps, Post cards, Registered Letter, Speed Posts, etc. 

There are a number of PCO booths available at various points in the airport. 

Medical Facilities
Doctors on Call and free medical facilities are available at the airport. Contact the airlines you are traveling with or the Airport Manager of the Airports Authority of India in case of requirement. 

A well-stocked chemist shop is located at the Departure area, Terminal II, to cater to the last minute requirement of passengers. 

Transit Lounge
It is situated at Terminal II. You can spend your spare time here, shopping, visiting snacks bars and watching TV. 

Duty Free Shops
Duty free shops at the airport offer handicrafts, garments, electronic goods and alcohol in the Transit hall. Payment is accepted in foreign currency only. 

Internet Kiosks
Internet Kiosks, operated through credit card, are provided at convenient locations.

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