Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi): News

02 Dec 2023


Delhi: 18 flights diverted due to smog, bad weather

A total of 18 flights were diverted due to smog and bad weather on Saturday morning at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi.

29 Nov 2023


Husband-wife fight forces Lufthansa's Bangkok-bound flight to divert to Delhi

A Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight from Munich, Germany, reportedly landed in Delhi after a diversion on Wednesday due to the "unruly behavior" of a passenger onboard.

24 Nov 2023


Delhi airport set to surpass pre-pandemic passenger traffic in FY24

Delhi's bustling airport is on track to surpass its pre-pandemic passenger traffic, with over 70 million passengers anticipated this fiscal year.

10 Nov 2023


Canada increases Air India flight security following Khalistani leader's threat

Canadian authorities have upped security measures and initiated a probe into potential threats against Air India flights operating to and from Canada.

08 Nov 2023

Air India

Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight delayed over 'unavailability of pilots'

Air India has come under severe criticism again after passengers were left stranded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport due to a flight delay and subsequent mismanagement.

07 Nov 2023


Visitors banned at Delhi, Punjab airports following Pannun's threat

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has reportedly asked airport operators in Delhi and Punjab to stop issuing airport entry passes to visitors.

23 Aug 2023

Vistara Airlines

Delhi airport: Plane crash averted as landing, take-off cleared simultaneously

A potential crash was averted at Delhi airport on Wednesday when two Vistara Airlines planes were simultaneously cleared for landing and take-off.

13 Jun 2023


IndiGo flight grounded at Delhi Airport after tailstrike, says DGCA

An IndiGo flight has been grounded following a tailstrike during landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

10 Apr 2023

Air India

Air India's Delhi-London flight reverts after passenger 'harms' crew: Reports

In yet another mid-air mishap, an Air India Delhi-London flight had to make a U-turn just moments after take-off due to an unruly passenger onboard.

01 Apr 2023


Full emergency declared at Delhi airport, FedEx flight suffers bird-hit

In yet another aviation-related incident in India, a full emergency has been declared at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi on Saturday after a FedEx flight reportedly got hit by a bird.

Dense fog engulfs Delhi as rainfall triggers temperature drop

Delhiites woke up to a foggy morning on Tuesday after witnessing heavy rains on Monday, with the minimum temperature dipping to 9.9 degrees Celsius.

11 Jan 2023


Delhi: Man arrested for misbehaving, urinating at IGI airport's forecourt

A drunk man reportedly urinated at the forecourt of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Terminal 3 in Delhi on Sunday and has since been arrested and released on bail remand, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

28 Dec 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Centre has no plans to regulate airfares: Jyotiraditya Scindia 

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the Centre has no plans to regulate airfares while also adding that the "market has to play itself out."

28 Dec 2022


Delhi: 39 international travelers test COVID-19 positive in 2 days

At least 39 persons traveling to India from abroad have tested positive for COVID-19 at airports throughout the country in the last two days, NDTV reported citing sources.

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts over 100 flights at IGI airport

Over 100 flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi have been disrupted as the national capital continues to feel the wrath of a severe cold wave, with a dense blanket of fog covering it on Wednesday morning.

New scanners at airports to make security checks hassle-free

Air travelers would not need to lay out laptops, phones, and chargers at security checkpoints as the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is likely to issue technical norms making way for airports to adopt high-tech scanners capable of screening luggage without removing electronic devices.

15 Dec 2022


MHA to chair high-level meeting over Delhi airport congestion

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is set to chair a high-level meeting on Thursday amid multiple complaints of chaos and long lines at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Terminal 3, reported India Today.

14 Dec 2022


Smooth passenger movement at Delhi airport after congestion complaints: Authority

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) officials in Delhi on Wednesday stated that smooth passenger movement was reported at all of its terminal entry points at T3 with an approximate waiting duration of zero to five minutes.

13 Dec 2022


Reach 3.5 hours prior: IndiGo amid Delhi's IGI Airport congestion

Amid complaints of chaos and delays at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport due to congestion, IndiGo on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for passengers.

12 Dec 2022


Delhi's IGI Airport: Passenger complaints mount as chaos, delays continue

The chaos, delays, and overcrowding at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport continued on Monday as airport authorities were flooded with complaints by passengers.

11 Dec 2022


Passengers complain utter chaos, never-ending queues at Delhi airport

As the chaos of the holiday season kicks in, jam-packed scenes and long queues are being reported at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

02 Dec 2022


NIA arrests Ludhiana court blast prime accused from Delhi airport

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the prime accused in the Ludhiana district court blast case of December 2021 from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, it said on Friday.

14 Oct 2022


Delhi airport on alert after bomb threat on Moscow flight

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has been placed on high alert by security agencies after a tip-off about the presence of a bomb on a Delhi-bound flight from Moscow, PTI reported.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Bomb scare on China-bound Iranian flight; refuses landing in India

A Mahan Air passenger airplane headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran, Iran, received a bomb threat while transiting through Indian airspace on Monday morning.

02 Sep 2022


Delhi Airport: 700 stranded as Lufthansa cancels flights to Germany

Chaos ensued at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi with over 700 people stranded due to German carrier Lufthansa canceling 800 flights worldwide on Friday.

22 Aug 2022


Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

An air traffic controller (ATCO) posted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was taken off duty after he failed a drug test.

07 Aug 2022


SpiceJet fliers walk on Delhi airport's tarmac, DGCA orders probe

Another incident involving low-cost airline SpiceJet was reported late Saturday night, following recent reports of technical problems with several airline planes.

13 Jul 2022


Couple arrested at Delhi's IGI Airport with 45 pistols

Customs authorities apprehended two Indian citizens carrying 45 pistols at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday, said reports.

23 May 2022


Delhi: Heavy rains, thunderstorm cause power blackout; flight operations affected

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds caused power blackouts in several parts of Delhi on Monday morning.

27 Mar 2022


Regular international flights resume from today; everything you should know

After two years, India resumed international flight operations on Sunday.

30 Nov 2021

South Africa

Omicron: 4-6 hours' wait at Delhi airport under new rules

Passengers arriving from countries where the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected may have to wait for up to six hours at the Delhi airport, NDTV reported.

23 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Noida to get UP's 5th international airport before polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh's Jewar on Thursday.

03 Sep 2021


SpiceJet employees go on strike over salary issues, return later

A section of employees of SpiceJet went on strike at the Delhi airport on Friday morning over issues related to reduced salaries and their irregular disbursement, sources said.

03 Sep 2021


Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

Four Indian para-athletes, including javelin throw gold medalist Sumit Antil, on Friday returned home to a never-seen-before boisterous welcome during which supporters and media jostled to catch a glimpse of them at the New Delhi airport.

25 Aug 2021


Afghanistan crisis: 16 of 78 new evacuees test COVID-19 positive

Sixteen of the 78 evacuees from Afghanistan, who had landed in India on Tuesday, have tested positive for the coronavirus, reports say.

17 Jul 2021


Delhi airport's T2 terminal to resume operations from July 22

The T2 terminal of the Delhi international airport will resume operations from July 22, two months after it was shut down due to a significant drop in domestic air traffic owing to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, a statement said on Saturday.

29 May 2021

Air India

Bat forces flight to take U-turn half hour after takeoff

An Air India flight to Newark in the US had to return to the Delhi Airport on the morning of May 27 as cabin crew saw a bat inside the business class area of the plane just half an hour after takeoff, sources said on Friday.

31 Mar 2021


Delhi Airport to conduct random COVID-19 tests from today

Passengers at the Delhi Airport - coming from states that are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases - will be randomly tested for the virus and those found positive will be quarantined, the government said.

19 Jan 2021


Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

Delhi Airport is evaluating "computer vision" technology to track passengers, reduce waiting time, and ensure social distancing at its terminals, a top official of the facility's operator informed on Tuesday.

09 Jan 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.

08 Jan 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

29 Dec 2020


How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

04 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

28 Sep 2020


Delhi airport's Terminal 2 to resume operations from October 1

After a six month shutdown, the Terminal 2 at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is set to resume operations starting October 1, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced.

05 Jul 2020

Anil Baijal

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

24 May 2020

Air India

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

18 Mar 2020


How do Delhi's coronavirus quarantine facilities fare up?

In a bid to limit community transmission of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), India has made it mandatory for people arriving from certain virus-hit countries to face a 14-day quarantine.

05 Feb 2020


Punjab: Suspected coronavirus patient refuses isolation ward, cops step in

Amid the deadly coronavirus scare, a suspected patient in Punjab refused to get admitted to the isolation ward, prompting hospital authorities to seek police's help.

01 Feb 2020


Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

Early Saturday morning, a special Air India flight flew 324 Indians to Delhi from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

30 Dec 2019


Fog blinds Delhi: Weather department issues red alert

A thick blanket of fog has covered Delhi and neighboring areas, affecting rail, road and air traffic.

28 Dec 2019

Madhya Pradesh

28 dead in UP as cold wave grips North India

The biting winter sweeping across North India has reportedly claimed the lives of 28 in Uttar Pradesh.

23 Dec 2019


On SpiceJet flight, passenger confronts Pragya Thakur, video goes viral

BJP's Pragya Thakur, infamous for finding her way to controversies, is back in the news. The parliamentarian from Bhopal filed a complaint against SpiceJet claiming its crew misbehaved with her.