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Delhi/Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Name Delhi/Indira Gandhi International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory India IN.gif
Location Palam, National Capitol Region of Delhi
Serving Delhi
Elevation 236.83 m
777 ft
777 ft236.83 m
Coordinates 28° 33' 29.92" N, 77° 5' 38.47" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2813 m9,229.003 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
10/28 3810 m12,500 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
11/29 4430 m14,534.121 ft
60 m196.85 ft
paved yes/yes

Observation VIDP 111030Z 30006KT 4000 HZ NSC 38/11 Q1007 NOSIG
Station New Delhi / Palam
Date/Time 11 April 2019 10:30:00
Wind direction 300°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 38°C
Dew point 11°C
Humidity 19%
QNH 1007 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Low Level Turbulence

International airport serving the city of New Delhi.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters.

Overnight radiation fog in winter is a well-recognised problem.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VIDP

  • A320/B738, vicinity Delhi India, 2013 (On 2 September 2013, a B737 crew were not instructed to go around from their approach by ATC as it became increasingly obvious that an A320 departing the same runway would not be airborne in time for a landing clearance to be issued. They initiated a go around over the threshold and then twice came into conflict with the A320 as both climbed on similar tracks without ATC de-confliction, initially below the height where TCAS RAs are functional. Investigation attributed the conflict to ATC but the failure to effectively deal with the consequences jointly to ATC and both aircraft crews.)
  • B738, Delhi India, 2014 (On 5 January 2014, a Boeing 737-800 operating a domestic flight into Dehli diverted to Jaipur due to destination visibility being below approach minima but had to break off the approach there when the aircraft ahead was "substantially damaged" during landing, blocking the only runway. There was just enough fuel to return to Dehli as a MAYDAY flight and successfully land below applicable minima and with minimal fuel remaining. The Investigation found that a different alternate with better weather conditions would have been more appropriate and that the aircraft operator had failed to provide sufficient ground-based support to the flight.)
  • B763 / A320, Delhi India, 2017 (On 8 August 2017, a Boeing 767-300 departing Delhi was pushed back into a stationary and out of service Airbus A320 on the adjacent gate rendering both aircraft unfit for flight. The Investigation found that the A320 had been instructed to park on a stand that was supposed to be blocked, a procedural requirement if the adjacent stand is to be used by a wide body aircraft and although this error had been detected by the stand allocation system, the alert was not noticed, in part due to inappropriate configuration. It was also found that the pushback was commenced without wing walkers.)