Noida International Airport unveils new IATA code ‘DXN’

New Delhi: Noida International Airport at Jewar today unveiled its International Air Transport Association (IATA) code as DXN. The airport is expected to begin operations by the end of 2024.

The code will be activated once the airport begins operations.

IATA codes are unique to each individual airport and serve as essential identifiers for airports globally to prevent any ambiguity between countries and cities. These codes are not only displayed on passengers’ travel documents, but are an important element in various other communications on a daily basis during flight scheduling, ticketing and baggage handling from one airport to another.

Noida International Airport is being built on 1,334 hectares in Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar district. It is approximately 72 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, 52 km from Noida and 130 km from Agra.

Zurich Airport of Switzerland is building this airport and it aims to combine Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss technology and efficiency to develop a modern, user-friendly and digital airport.

“As one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world, the National Capital Region of India deserves a second airport. Noida International Airport will realize this long-standing dream,” said Christoph Schnellmann, CEO, Noida International Airport.

The engineering, procurement and construction work for the airport was entrusted to Tata Projects. Work is currently underway on the structural steel required to support the roof of the passenger terminal. The ATC tower now stands at a height of over 30 metres. Additionally, subgrade work is in progress on the entire length of the runway and approximately 7000 personnel are fully deployed at the site.

Over the next few months, more than 20 buildings will be built on the site, including a passenger terminal, air traffic control tower, office blocks, sewage and water treatment plants and electrical substations, the airport said.

“NIA has issued tenders for various other aeronautical and non-aeronautical concessions for the airport. Tenders for food and beverage concessions and lounges are in place, while advertising and ground handling concessions will be shared in the coming days. Groundbreaking for work on the cargo terminal is also scheduled this week,” the airport said.

Zurich Airport currently manages 10 airports around the world, including Zurich in Switzerland, Noida International Airport in India and eight airports in Latin America. The company has taken keen interest in Indian aviation in the past also. In 1999 it acquired a 17% stake in Bengaluru Airport under a Siemens-led consortium. Gradually, it reduced its stake in the airport and exited in 2016 by selling the remaining 5% in Bengaluru International Airport Limited to Prem Vatsa’s Fairfax.

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