#NoidaInternationalAirport: UP gets world’s 5th biggest airport. All you need to know



The foundation stone of Noida International Airport was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Earlier in the day the Prime Minister said that #NoidaInternationalAirport will “significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.”

Noida International Airport will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi. The airport is located strategically to serve people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighbouring areas.  

According to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Noida International Airport, Kiran Jain said the design of the airport focuses on the convenience of passengers. She added that the processes at the international airport will be digitally enabled and work is being done to make it a net-zero carbon emission airport. 

She added that Noida International Airport will get operational by September/ October 2024. 

Notably, the construction of Noida International airport comes within weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar international airport in Uttar Pradesh to give a fillip to India’s aviation sector. Another international airport is currently being constructed in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh).

Here are 15 things about Noida International Airport at Jewar:

• Noida International airport at Jewar is spread over more than 1,300 hectares of land and will initially have two runways

• The Jewar airport will be developed in four phases. The entire project estimated to cost Rs. 30,000 crore 

• The construction of first phase of Noida International Airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and is scheduled to be completed by 2024. It will be expanded to serve 70 million passengers by the end of phase 4

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• The development of the first phase of international airport in


is being done with a cost of over Rs. 10,050 crore

• The Noida airport is around 72 kilometers from the IGI airport in New Delhi and will be the second international airport to come up in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region)

• Noida International Airport is 40 kilometers from Noida and about 40 km from the multi-modal logistics hub at Dadri

• Noida International airport will be executed by the international bidder Zurich Airport International AG as concessionaire

• For the first time, an airport in India has been conceptualised with integrated multi modal cargo hub, with focus on reducing the total cost and time for logistics 

• The dedicated cargo terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tonne, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tonne

• Noida International airport will provide employment to around 1 lakh people

• Noida airport is first in India that has been conceptualised with an integrated multi modal cargo hub, with a focus on reducing the total cost and time for logistics. The dedicated cargo terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tonne, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tonne

• The airport will develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking

• With Noida International Airport, Uttar Pradesh will become the first state to have five international airports. The state had only two international airports – Lucknow and Varanasi – till 2012. The third international airport at Kushinagar became operational recently. Work on the airport in Ayodhya is underway in full swing and air services are expected to start early next year

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• Noida International Airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh will be Asia’s largest airport 

• With six runways (after all its expansions are completed), Noida International Airport will be India’s largest airport and among the fifth world’s largest airports 

Noida International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (NIAL), owned by the Uttar Pradesh government and other entities, will have a 1 per cent “golden share” in Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) and hold the right to appoint two directors on the board.

The Uttar government and the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) will have a 37.5 per cent stake each in NIAL. 

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) have a 12.5 per cent stake each in the company.


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