Greater Noida: Once ready in 2023, the international airport in the municipality of Jewar in Uttar Pradesh state is expected to boost the aviation industry through IGIA congestion in the national capital and expand air services to a “larger NCR based population,” experts say.
Consequently, industry experts expected the project to help airlines open new roads and add energy to the Delhi sector.
“Since Delhi International Airport is expected to reach capacity within the next 3 to 5 years, it is imperative that a second airport serves the NCR region arrives fairly quickly,” said the Infrastructure Advisory’s Director Jagannarayan Padmanabhan.
“The successful closure of a high public-private partnership transaction with an entirely new green development commitment is a good obligation to stimulate private sector investment in the decentralized sectors.”
In addition, the following airport is expected to open additional routes with increasing frequencies from NCR to other metros and remote areas.
“The incorporation of the new airport will allow airlines to start these routes, which in turn will provide convenience for travellers,” said Kinjal Shah, Vice President of Corporate Sector Ratings, ICRA.
According to Suman Chowdhury, Head-Ratings of Acuit ratings and Research, “The aviation sector in India will benefit mainly due to de-congestion at Delhi Airport and airline productivity gains.”
“Additionally, having a major alternative airport in NCR can create competition and reduce operating costs for airlines.”
In addition, experts note that the project will not only boost the aviation industry but also a number of other sectors, such as real estate, hospitality, tourism, transportation and construction.
Last month, Zurich Airport International AG was chosen as the concessionaire for the development of Jewar Airport.
The Swiss-based company made the highest bid for per-passenger for the airport. The Swiss company operates Zurich airport and eight airports in Latin America.
“Under a 40-year concession, Flughafen Zurich AG will build and manage the new Greenfield Airport in Jewar. The new airport will be approximately 80 km south of Delhi and will be necessary to accommodate the expected airline traffic growth rates in the National Capital Region,” the company said.
“The capital investment associated with the first phase is expected to reach about 650 million Swiss francs (Swiss francs) during the construction period of about four years. The first phase will be able to accommodate about 12 million passengers annually.”
Noida International Airport is located on an area of 5000 hectares and is estimated to cost around Rs. 30,000 crore.
The first phase of the airport will cover 1,334 hectares and cost Rs. 4,588 crore. It is expected to be completed by 2023.