Transition Plan Of International Flight Operations To T3, IGI Airport, New Delhi On July 28, 2010
Press Release New Delhi, July 27, 2010: Following the successful inauguration of Terminal 3 (T3) on the 3rd of July, 2010 and successful proving flights on the 14th and 15th of July 2010 Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. (DIAL) is pleased to confirm, as previously communicated, the transition of all International flights from T2 to T3 w.e.f. the 28th of July 2010.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the IGI T3 Stakeholders who participated in the proving flights on the 14th and 15th of July. These proving flights afforded us a great opportunity to reaffirm the operational readiness of all stakeholders including Airlines, Ground Handlers, Aviation Oil Companies, Flight Caterers, Air Traffic Control (ATC), Concessionaires, Duty Free Shops, Airport Operator, Statutory Agencies like Immigration, Customs, CISF etc. to carry out their functions in the complete turnaround of a number of actual flights.

Wednesday has been chosen for transition for International flights because this day provides us with a window of least amount of flight activity between 1400-1930 hrs.

On the day of International transition i.e. July 28, 2010, until 1645 hrs, all arriving flights will operate into T2. The details of flight activity during the transition period from 1645 hrs onwards on the 28th of July 2010 are as follows:

Flight No Origin STA Flight No Destination STD Arrival & Departure Terminal
*PK270 Lahore 1610 PK271 Lahore 1730 T2
AI102 JFK New York 1645 AI101 JFK New York 0025 T3
AI307 Tokyo Narita 1655 - - - T3
9W261 Kathmandu 1715 9W548 Dubai 1930 T3
*GF134 Bahrain 1720 GF135 Bahrain 1805 T2
IC814 Kathmandu 1730 - - - T3
IC895 Jaipur 1750 IC895 Dubai 1850 T3
IT66 Kathmandu 1800 IT41 Dubai 1925 T3
UL195 Colombo 1815 UL196 Colombo 1915 T3

* flights operate from Terminal 2 (T2)

All other International flights arriving and departing into IGI Airport after 1930 will operate from T3 and after the departure of GF135 to Bahrain at 1805 hrs, T2 will cease international flight operations. Check-in will open at 1450 hrs for the first departure, which will be the Air India IC895 at 1850 hrs. All facilities such as retail units, F&B units, ground transportation (including taxi’s and landside transfer of passengers to T1) will be available from the 28th of July 2010.

To support the transition on the 28th of July 2010, there is an elaborate communications campaign to highlight the switch to T3 with approach road signage, advance leaflets to passengers on arrival and several airlines have already updated their websites and are also making in-flight announcements. DIAL has also produced an in-flight Arrival information video that can be shown as inbound media for passengers. This video is available in various formats with the DIAL Airline Marketing Team. To facilitate the transition process, a dedicated shuttle bus for staff between T2 and T3 will operate landside on a 24-hour basis from 1000 hrs on Monday 26th July 2010. The bus will operate from the Arrival Level of T2 to the Arrival Level of T3.

DIAL has also arranged to deploy large number of trucks for seamless shifting of offices of various regulatory bodies.

Operational offices at Departure, Arrival and Baggage Make Up Levels have already been provided and handed over to Airlines and Ground Handling Agents who have completed their fit-out arrangements. These operational offices will be in use from the 28th of July 2010.

DIAL is committed to ensuring that all T3 Stakeholders can make a smooth and confidant transition for commercial operations of INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS on the 28th of July, 2010.

About DIAL:

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) is a joint venture company; comprising the Bangalore headquartered Infrastructure major GMR Group with a significant pan-India and International presence, Airports Authority of India, Fraport, Malaysian Airport and India Development Fund. DIAL is working towards the modernization and restructuring of the Delhi Airport. The project being developed by DIAL under Public Private Partnership has been given the mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Delhi Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years.