Parul Sharma

NEW DELHI: A new wing has been added to Terminal 1B of Indira Gandhi International Airport here to provide more space for check-in and baggage X-ray for domestic passengers.

Delhi International Airport Limited, which is developing the IGI airport, has extended the low-cost carrier area of Terminal 1B giving additional comfort and facilities to passengers. This extension would benefit passengers flying by Air Deccan, SpiceJet, Indigo and Go Air.

“The development involves relocation of baggage X-ray machines of these airlines from their original location within the terminal building to the new extension area which is towards the city side drop-off area,” said a DIAL official.

Inside the extension area, four separate queues lead to baggage X-ray machines of the respective airlines.

“The queues have been arranged using barriers to manage passenger flow. Passengers have much more space and comfort to complete the baggage check-in formalities, while the airlines can carry out the procedures more efficiently.”

Inside the terminal, the space earlier occupied by X-ray machines is now being utilised to provide additional seating space for passengers.

In the security hold area of Terminal 1B, DIAL has recently commissioned a brand new wing for additional seating space.

“The area is equipped with multiple flight information display systems and television sets. In addition, an extra bus gate is being commissioned to facilitate direct egress from the extension area to the aircraft,” the official added.