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Cheap Flights to Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (airport code DEL) is in the city of Delhi and is India’s second busiest airport, after the airport in Mumbai, and is one of the country’s most important international and domestic airports. Delhi’s airport is the hub for several Indian airlines including Air Sahara, Indian, SpiceJet, Alliance Air and IndiGo Airlines. Indira Gandhi International Airport, or IGI as it is commonly called, is a secondary hub for Air India and Jet Airways, and also a base for Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, Air Deccan and Air Sahara. The airport used to be closed once a year for the Indian Air Force to use the runways for its annual celebrations, but starting in 2006 the celebrations are held elsewhere so IGI no longer needs to close for the military. Planes coming and going from Delhi do need to fly a bit out of the way, however, due to an Indian Air Force base being in the regular flight path.

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You can find a complete list of airlines serving Delhi here, along with what terminal each is based in, and you can track incoming and outgoing flights here. The passenger services available at IGI are listed here, and include a left luggage facility, baggage wrapping and internet points. Ground transportation options are listed here (including a list of prepaid taxi fares to various points), and car rental agencies which serve the Delhi airport are here.

Be sure to check our deals on international airfare to Delhi, and then read through our Delhi Travel Guide to learn about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Delhi

You might be confused about what the difference between Delhi and New Delhi is – do not worry, you are not alone. New Delhi, which is officially India’s capital, is actually just one part of the larger city of Delhi. Delhi is huge, and chock full of things to see and do, but it is also chaotic and can be an overwhelming first stop for tourists. A well-planned visit to Delhi can be excellent and eye-opening, and then you can move on to other parts of India which might move at a slower pace.

In addition to being an international hub, Delhi is a primary airport for domestic flights within India.