Foundation Stone for the Grand Inauguration of Noida International Airport in Jewar Laid by PM

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the grand inauguration of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

The Noida International Airport (NIA) will be the second international airport serving the national capital region, after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The airport is expected to be operational by September 2024, as per the government release, and aims to be able to operate with the capacity of 12 million passengers per annum. It is expected to become one of the largest airports in Asia.

The airport, spread over 1,330 acres of land, will be developed by Zurich Airport International AG.

On Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said it will be the fourth largest international airport in the world and the project would create more than one hundred thousand job opportunities, according to the Uttar Pradesh government.

The airport at Jewar will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in the national capital. It is strategically located and will serve the people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighbouring areas, the release said. The airport will also be the country’s “first net zero emissions airport”.

The master plan development is foreseen in four phases and includes the following:

Phase Phase I Phase IV
Passenger Capacity 12 Million Passengers per year 70 Million Passengers per year
Air Traffic Movements 96,400 per year 489,700 per year
Cargo (Tonnage) 249,600 1,129,400
Cargo & Logistics (sqm) 79,700 407,000
Runways North Runway 3900m North & South Runway 3900m & 4150m respectively
Aircraft Stands 28 Stands 186 Stands
Passenger Terminal Building Terminal T1 101,590 sqm Terminals T1 and T2 Totally 488,000 sqm
Fuel Farm 3 x 3300 cu.m 8 x 6000 cu.m
37,000 sqm 56,000 sqm
General Aviation 100,400 sqm 180,700 sqm
Maintenance Repair & Overhaul 40 acres
Real Estate Development 167 acres

Once completed, the airport will house two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 will have a capacity of 30 million passengers per year and Terminal 2 a capacity of 40 million passengers per year. The terminals will be interconnected to facilitate the transfer for passengers and minimise walking distance.

NIA will provide sufficient night parking to support the strategic growth of Indian air carriers. They are introducing a swing aircraft stand concept, providing flexibility for airlines to operate an aircraft for both domestic and international flights from the same contact stand, without having to re-position the aircraft.