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Business aircraft ops to VIDP New Delhi, India

Airport name: Indira Gandhi International Airport



City Name: New Delhi

Country: India

Airport Operating Hours of VIDP airport / DEL airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VIDP airport / DEL airport: NIL (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VIDP airport)

CIQ Hours of VIDP airport / DEL airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VIDP airport / DEL airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VIDP airport / DEL airport (New Delhi) airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.  VIDP airport / DEL airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) (-) 30 minutes.

Parking Availability at VIDP airport / DEL airport: Overnight parking is available in VIDP airport / DEL airport, New Delhi with prior approval only. VIDP airport / DEL airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands in VIDP airport / DEL airport (New Delhi) need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft, however tow bar for most of the GA aircrafts are available at VIDP airport / New Delhi airport.

Port of entry VIDP airport / DEL airport: Yes, VIDP / DEL airport is port of entry

Crew visa requirements for GA flights: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online.

If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

E-visa acceptable VIDP airport / DEL airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VIDP airport / DEL airport. E-visa is acceptable at VIDP airport / DEL airport.

Ground Handler at VIDP airport / DEL airport: VVIP Flight ( can assist you with your permits, ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination and other GA flight services at VIDP airport / DEL airport

VIDP Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 3 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except flights originating from PRC countries  China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria. Require 7 working days (flight should operate on 8th day) to obtain landing permission.

GA Lounge/Terminal at VIDP: General aviation lounge is available only for domestic flights at VIDP airport / DEL airport. However new FBO for International flight is under construction and expected to start by 2020.

Tow Bar requirements at VIDP airport / DEL airport:  General Aviation Apron has all push back parking stands at VIDP airport. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India, however tow bar of most of the business aircrafts are available with the handler in airport like VIDP (New Delhi).

Caterer at VIDP /DEL: Catering, laundry and dish cleaning facility are available with caterers at VIDP / DEL airport.

Jet Fuel at VIDP / DEL: Fuel facility is H24 available at VIDP airport.

Hotel at VIDP: Good 5 star hotels are available few minutes’ drive from VIDP airport at Aero city. J W Marriott, The Andaz by Hyatt and Novotel are few of them.

Places to Visit: Historic monuments and structures that surround this vibrant capital reflect the rich culture and the long history that has carved the face of Delhi. Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are few places you can explore.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for most latest information please feel free to contact us.

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