Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Indira Gandhi International Airport, located in the city of New Delhi, Delhi, India is one of India's main domestic and international gateways. The airport's IATA Airport Code is DEL and its ICAO Airport Code is VIDP.

Events

The airport has been named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru.

On 23 June 1985, Air India Flight 182, which was flying on a Montreal-London-Delhi-Mumbai route, exploded in midair, killing all of the passengers aboard.

On 12 November 1996 the airport was the scene of a disaster when a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747, climbing out after take-off, collided with an incoming Kazakhstan Airlines plane chartered by a fashion company, causing the deaths of all aboard the two planes.

On Christmas Eve, 24 December 1999, Indian Airlines Flight 814, which had just took off from Kathmandu, Nepal to Indira Gandhi Airport was hijacked. The plane flew around different points in South Asia and Southwest Asia as officials of the government of India and the Taliban negotiate. One passenger was killed and some were released. On 31 December, 1999, the rest of the hostages on Flight 814 were freed.

Importance

Air India uses IGI Airport as it's second hub after Mumbai, and it all sees many other domestic and international flights daily.

International Airlines serving the airport include:

Domestic airlies that fly to this airport are:

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