Noida International Airport: A unique new gateway between India and the world


11 April 2023



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For International Airport Review Issue 1 2023 Nicolas Schenk, the Chief Development Officer at Noida International Airport, describes the exciting airport development project which will be leading the way in terms of passenger experience and sustainability.

Noida International Airport (NIA) is being developed as a greenfield airport that will connect the greater Delhi area and Western Uttar Pradesh with other cities in India and the world. This world-class airport will combine Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality to offer rich experiences and comprehensive commercial attractions and services to its passengers. NIA will be the first airport in its class in India to achieve net zero emissions, setting a new standard for holistic sustainable airport operations.

At its projected opening at the end of 2024, the airport will feature one runway and one terminal and handle a capacity of 12 million passengers – with potential for further development in additional construction phases. The proposed Master Plan for NIA includes four phases with an ultimate capacity of 70 million annual passengers (MAP) spread across two runways and two terminals.

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) was established for the development, construction and operation of the greenfield project – Noida International Airport. The company, a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, will be responsible for the implementation of the public‑private partnership project in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. The concession period for Noida International Airport commenced on 1 October 2021 and will run for 40 years.