India’s First Private Jet Terminal Inaugurated At Delhi Airport
New Delhi: India’s first General Aviation Terminal at Delhi airport was inaugurated on Thursday by Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It will begin operations from September 20.
It is the first general aviation terminal for private jets and promises faster turnaround of business jets and chartered planes, shielding them from the clutter of general passenger terminals where they now compete for taxiing slots with commercial flights, ABP Live reported.
- The terminal has 57 parking bays
- It can handle up to 150 private jet flights per day
- The Delhi airport was handling around 40 “general aviation” flights or private jets per day before the pandemic and is currently handling around 20 such flights per day
- The terminal can handle Code C type aircraft, which are 50-seater charter aircraft and the biggest in their category
- Dedicated car parking with direct access to the city side
- The building and aircraft boarding area are at a walking distance from each other for easy and quick boarding or alighting of passengers
- The terminal building has spacious passenger lounges, food and beverage sections, 24×7 personal concierge services, and a common processing area
- It has its own immigration and customs area
- The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the Delhi airport, will also manage the security of the new terminal
- It has an access control system, Wi-Fi enabled services and an integrated perimeter security control system
- The terminal was built at a cost of Rs 150 crore over one-and-a-half years by Bird ExecuJet Airport Services Private Limited, a joint venture between Bird Group and ExecuJet Aviation Group, an international business aviation company based in Switzerland’s Zurich Airport