New Greater Delhi Airport/Jewar Noida International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 2 years (30-Sep-2024)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Delhi
Country/Territory: India


  • Annual (pax):
    • 70,000,000


Delhi Greater Noida/Jewar Airport is a proposed new airport construction project for the Indian capital, Delhi. The new airport would provide the National Capital Region with a second facility after Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. The plans for the airport were approved by India's Aviation Ministry on 25-Jun-2015. The Government granted site clearance to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) for the establishment of a greenfield airport. Construction of the airport was due to be inaugurated in Aug-2021 but faced delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airport will require investment of approximately INR300 billion (USD4.1 billion). It will be developed across 5000 hectares by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, and is set to be operational by Sep-2024. GMR Group held first right of refusal for any new airport in Delhi but did not take up that option. 

Nov-2021. The Indian Legislative Assembly reported that Noida International Airport’s construction would formally get started on 25-Nov-2021, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the groundbreaking ceremony.

Sep-2021. Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) received final approval for its master plan for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project. Upon completion of phase one works, Jewar Airport will feature one 3900m runway, one 101,590sqm passenger terminal and 28 aircraft parking stands, with capacity to accommodate up to 12 million passengers p/a. Upon completion of phase four works, the airport will feature a 4150m second runway, a 386,410sqm second passenger terminal and a total of 186 aircraft parking stands.


25-Aug-2021. Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) commenced preliminary works for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project on 23-Aug-2021. The airport will be developed in four phases and will be equipped to accommodate up to 70 million passengers p/a once phase four works are completed.

03-Aug-2021. Uttar Pradesh's Government formally transferred 1334ha to Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a Flughafen Zurich AG subsidiary established to undertake the Jewar Noida International Airport development project. YIAPL is expected to commence works on the project in the very near future.

Jul-2021. Uttar Pradesh State Government finalised the transfer of 1334ha of land for Jewar Noida International Airport to the Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL), effective 17-Jul-2021.

May-2021. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) delayed plans to commence phase two of the land acquisition process for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project until 01-Jun-2021, due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.


15-Apr-2021. India's Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) granted security clearance for the launch of works to develop Jewar Noida International Airport.

14-Apr-2021. Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) commenced the tender process to select engineering and construction firms to execute phase one of the Jewar Noida International Airport development project.

29-Nov-2019. Flughafen Zurich AG announced it was selected as the preferred bidder for a 40-year concession to design, develop and operate Jewar Noida International Airport in India. Capital investments associated with phase one are expected to require around CHF650 million (EUR591.1 million) during a construction period of approximately four years, enabling the airport to accommodate around 12 million passengers p/a. The company currently holds 100% of the project, and stated it aims to "implement its best practices developed in Switzerland while maintaining the local Indian values". Besides necessary capital investments in infrastructure, Flughafen Zurich AG will pay a fixed passenger fee to the state-owned authority starting on the sixth anniversary of the commissioning of the new airport.

Sep-2019. Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh reported the district transferred 923ha of the 1235ha required for the phase one development of Jewar Noida International Airport to Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) thus far. Works to develop the airport are expected to commence in 1H2020.

Jul-2019. Noida International Airport Limited reported representatives of 15 companies attended a briefing session for its tender for the development and operation of the Jewar Noida International Airport under a 40-year contract. The companies include GMR Infrastructure, Adani Group, Airports Authority of India and Flughafen Zurich AG. The deadline for the tender is 30-Oct-2019.

Nov-2018. Uttar Pradesh's Government allocated INR12.6 billion (USD177.9 million) for the acquisition of 1239ha for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project. The state government aims to inaugurate the project in late Dec-2018, pending completion of the land acquisition process.

Nov-2018. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly instructed relevant stakeholders to complete and submit reports for the Jewar Noida International Airport project to India's Ministry of Civil Aviation by 15-Dec-2018, including reports relating to land acquisition, landowner compensation, relocation of project affected persons and irrigation. Mr Adityanath also directed stakeholders to accelerate the process of selecting a contractor to develop the airport.

Oct-2018. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority CEO Arun Vir Singh reported the Uttar Pradesh State Government is collaborating with PricewaterhouseCoopers to prepare tender documents for the construction of Jewar Noida International Airport. Mr Singh said the State Government aims to issue the tender in Nov-2018 and award the contract in Jan-2019. The State Government also aims to complete the land acquisition process for phase one development of the airport within the next two months.

Aug-2018. Uttar Pradesh's Government allocated INR8 billion (USD114.1 million) to the Jewar Noida International Airport project in its FY2018/2019 supplementary budget.

May-2018. India's Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu granted the Uttar Pradesh Government in principle approval to proceed with the Jewar Noida International Airport development project. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) will execute the project. 

Apr-2018. India's Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey reported India's Government is planning to commence the tender process to appoint a private operator for Jewar Noida International Airport by the end of 2018.

Jan-2018. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) chairman Prabhat Kumar reported plans to award a construction contract for the development of Jewar Noida International Airport by Jul-2018. Mr Kumar said the foundation stone for the planned airport is likely to be laid by the end of 2018.

Dec-2017. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) chairman Prabhat Kumar reported 7500 acres were earmarked for acquisition for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project, potentially making Jewar the largest airport in India by surface area upon completion. Mr Kumar confirmed the airport will be developed in four phases, with construction of major runway and passenger terminal facilities to take place in phase one, followed by development of structures to support allied services, including maintenance repair and overhaul facilities.

Oct-2017. India's Uttar Pradesh State Government agreed to release INR10 billion (USD154.3 million) to Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) for the procurement of land for the Jewar Noida International Airport development project.

Sep-2017. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) received in principle approval from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) and NCR Planning Board (NCRPB) for financing of its Jewar Noida International Airport development project. HUDCO agreed to loan YEIDA INR30 billion (USD468 million) for the project, while NCRPB agreed to an INR500 million (USD7.8 million) loan. 

Aug-2017. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) commenced financing for the Jewar Noida International Airport project. YEIDA will seek a INR3 billion (USD47 million) loan from India's National Capital Region Planning Board and the state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation.


26-Jun-2017. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the development of the first stage of Noida International Airport in Jewar will be completed by 2022.

26-Jun-2017. India's Ministry of Civil Aviation announced the Indian Government granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida. Noida International Airport plans include:

  • Located 72m from the existing Delhi International Airport and 65km from Hindon Air Force station Ghaziabad;
  • Total development budget is estimated at INR150 billion to INR200 billion (USD2.3 billion to USD3.1 billion);
  • The airport is expected to cater to 30-50 million passengers p/a over the next 10 to 15 years, and;
  • The project will be implemented as a public private partnership, for which the concessionaire will be sought through an open market competitive bidding process.


21-Apr-2017. India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Shinha stated Yogi Adityanath Government began work on the Greater Noida Airport on 21-Apr-2017.

10-Apr-2017. New Jewar Airport’s development is on hold until it receives confirmation and approval from India’s Government. New Jewar Airport has received approval from India’s Ministry of Defence but still need further approval from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. 

May-2016. India's Minister of State for Ministry of Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma the Ministry has received a proposal from Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) in Apr-2016 for grant of Site Clearance for proposed Noida International Airport near Jewar, Uttar Pradesh. As per the Greenfield Airport Policy, the proposal has been sent to Airports Authority of India (AAI), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) for their comments/observations on the site identified for the airport.

Apr-2016. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma said the Government approved construction of a new international airport at Jewar. Approval required changes to regulations preventing construction of a new airport within 150km of an existing facility. The Jewar site is 100km from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. India's Government requested Uttar Pradesh's Government develop a detailed project report for the proposed airport.


18-Dec-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma announced site clearance has been granted to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC) to construct a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi. 

16-Dec-2015. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) designated 5000 acres for the proposed new airport at Jewar. YEIDA will reserve the land pending confirmation of the project by Uttar Pradesh's Government.

09-Dec-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma confirmed the Ministry received a request from Uttar Pradesh's Government to establish a new airport at Jewar. Mr Sharma said Uttar Pradesh must submit a revised proposal to comply with the 2008 Greenfield Airport Policy before the request can be considered.

03-Dec-2015. India's Government granted site clearance to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) for the establishment of a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi in Rajasthan's Alwar district. The Government will announce its position on proposals to establish a new airport at Jewar after receiving a complete updated proposal from Uttar Pradesh's Government.

Nov-2015. Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the State Government is prepared to develop new airports serving Delhi at Agra and Jewar. Mr Yadav said authorities have sufficient funds to acquire land and "make necessary arrangements" for the construction of airports in both locations.

Aug-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma said the Steering Committee on Greenfield Airports recommended a proposal by Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation to establish a new airport serving the National Capital Region at Kotkasim Tehsil in Rajasthan. As previously reported, the Government is also considering potential sites at Bhiwadi in Rajasthan and Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.


23-Jul-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma clarified that the Government intends to construct a second airport serving the National Capital Region around Delhi, but is yet to make a decision on whether to locate the airport at Jewar. The Government is also considering a potential site at Bhiwadi and is seeking information on land availability from the Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

22-Jul-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma confirmed no decision has been made on development of a new airport at Jewar.

09-Jul-2015. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said the Ministry is considering a proposal by Rajasthan's Government to locate the second airport serving the National Capital Region in Bhiwadi. The site at Jewar remains under consideration.

Jul-2015. IATA said it is not in favour of the India's Civil Aviation Ministry proposal to develop a second airport in New Delhi until the existing airport reaches saturation. IATA spokesperson Albert Tjoeng said: "In general the preferred option is to have a single airport serving a particular city. Having a single airport will grow Delhi as an aviation hub as it makes it convenient for passengers making flight connections. Airlines can focus all their resource in one location. And there would be greater efficiencies in not having to duplicate services, as in the case of air traffic control and the fire services". He continued: "The primary consideration for Delhi should be on maximizing the capacity at Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is only after all capacity expansion options have been exhausted - if there is no more land available for additional runways or terminals, and no more efficiencies can be added to the terminal (through expansion or using technology) - should a second airport be considered".

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