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Will Delhi Airport benefit from hosting the Commonwealth Games?


India will unveil its largest airport terminal, Terminal 3 at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, on 03-Jul-2010. The INR127 billion (USD2.8 billion) structure will have capacity to handle 34 million passengers p/a and will be the nation’s most modern terminal. The terminal will be the eighth largest in the world (after airports including Dubai, Beijing Capital, Hong Kong, Bangkok Survarnabhumi and Mexico City) and has been developed in time for Delhi's hosting of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. As such, the new terminal will showcase India's recent economic progress. But will the Games deliver much in the way of additional traffic for Delhi? [2622 words]

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  • Delhi was the largest airport in India by pax in 2009
  • Double-digit pax growth ahead of Commonwealth Games
  • Air India the largest carrier at Delhi; Jet Airways and Kingfisher also have notable presence
  • India expecting considering impact from Commonwealth Games Delhi in Oct-2010
  • What do Melbourne and Manchester think?
  • Outlook: Growth expected following Delhi Games but longer-term growth the priority

Graphs and data:

  • Delhi Airport’s Development Plan
  • Key Developments at Delhi International Airport
  • Delhi and Mumbai International Airport passenger numbers: Jan-2008 to Dec-2009
  • International airlines at Delhi
  • Domestic airlines at Delhi
  • Delhi International Airport international and domestic capacity (seats) share by carrier: Jul-2010
  • Visitor number estimates (Quantum Market Research)
  • During event visitor expenditure estimates by visitor group (nominal dollars, millions) (Quantum Market Research)
  • New Tourism Spend by Type
  • New Tourism Spend by Type
  • Estimated versus actual impact of SOG on international visitor numbers
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