In a significant development on the aviation front, the Noida International Airport is gearing up to launch its operations by the end of the upcoming year. According to the reports provided by Wego, this modern airport is set to offer international connectivity, with Dubai and Singapore among the first overseas destinations on its radar.
The Noida International Airport is scheduled to commence operations by the end of 2024 with a total of 65 daily flights, encompassing both domestic and international services. Initial destinations will include cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune, as well as shorter-distance flights to Dehradun and Pithoragarh.
According to official reports, among the 65 scheduled flights, 62 will be domestic services, two will serve international destinations, and one will be dedicated to cargo transportation. The airport’s initial phase, which was recently assigned the distinctive IATA code DXN, is expected to be operational by October 2024, in adherence to the commissioning deadline.
Noida International Airport :
🔴Looking to begin operations with up to 65 daily flights when it starts by the end of next year.
🔴Out of 65, 62 will be domestic services, 2 international and 1 freighter.
🔴The commissioning deadline is October 2024.
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— JetArena (@ArenaJet) October 5, 2023
The airport’s route plan is being devised based on factors like its capacity, commercial feasibility, and feedback from airlines. As soon as the airport becomes operational, flights to foreign destinations will also commence, with Dubai and Singapore likely being among the first ones.
Moreover, YIAPL, a subsidiary of airport concessionaire Zurich AG has further informed that two airlines – Indigo and Air India – have shown interest in establishing their bases at the airport. The two carriers may operate both domestic and international flights from Noida.
The airport is expected to accommodate 5 million passengers during its first year of operation. The projected annual footfall for the first phase is 12 million passengers, and the construction of a proposed second runway is planned to commence once the airport reaches 80% of this capacity. Additionally, trials at the airport could potentially commence as early as February next year.