New Delhi: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport was awarded the world’s number 1 position for best airport for the second consecutive year in the 25-40 million passenger category. The ranking was announced by the Airports Council International (ACI) for the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards.
The management of the airport was passed over to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in May 2006. Before this it was operated by the Indian Air force.
After Terminal 3 began its functioning in 2010, IGIA became India’s and South Asia’s largest aviation hub; the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was given the fourth best airport award in the world in the 15-25 million category.
It has a current strength of handling more than 40 million passengers. The airport has expanded over an area of 5,106 acres. IGI is the second busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic after Mumbai. By 2030, the airport authorities plan to increase its capacity and the airport will be able to host 100 million passengers.