New Private Jet Terminal 

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India's first exclusive private jet terminal was inaugurated by Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on September 17, 2020. The exclusive terminal will handle flight operations of private jets. 

 

New Private Jet Terminal 

  • The new exclusive terminal has spacious passenger lounges, retail and food and beverage sections and 24x7 personal concierge services.  
  • Further, Delhi airport's operator DIAL said in a press release that there is a common processing area with customs and immigration. It would be followed by immediate access to private jet aircraft stands from the terminal. 
  • The terminal has the capacity to handle over 50 passengers every hour. 

 

Benefit  

  • The new and exclusive private jet terminal will enable smooth movement of business jets and chartered aircraft.  
  • The inauguration of the terminal fulfills a long-pending demand of the Indian billionaires, who have been since long seeking friendlier skies with a network of airports just for private jets. 
  • Besides this, the use of private jets is expected to see a rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic as India's super-rich prefer chartered flights to ensure safer travel. 
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