IGI set to expand

Come November, IGI Airport will enter the second phase of a development plan that will see Terminal 1 double its capacity and a brand new facility, Terminal 4.

DIAL made public IGIA 's revised master plan; it is to be implemented when the three low-cost carriers-IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir -shift one-third of their flights to T2 by October-end, creating space to begin expansion work at T1.

DIAL CEO I Prabhakara Rao said the airport would be developed in three phases over the next decade, which would see IGIA reach its peak capacity of handling over 11 crore passengers annually .Its four runways will cater to 110 aircraft every hour. DIAL did not disclose the cost of the plan nor how it would be funded. Flyers pay user development fees to partially fund capital expenditure.

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