AI, Jet flyers can soon check-in from two Delhi metro stations

Starting July 1, Air India and Jet Airways passengers commuting to IGI Airport can check-in at Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi Metro\'s.

Published: 28th June 2016 07:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2016 07:30 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Starting July 1, Air India and Jet Airways passengers commuting to IGI Airport will have the option to check-in at Delhi Metro's Shivaji Stadium and New Delhi stations, a move aimed at further popularising the premier line connecting the city to the airport.

At present, only Air India passengers can avail the check-in facility at the New Delhi station of the high-speed corridor, also known as Airport Express (Orange Line).

The upcoming facility will be available to passengers of the two airlines, flying both on domestic as well as international routes. The check-in counters at the stations will close two hours before scheduled departure of a flight.

"The airport passengers can obtain their boarding pass at the check-in counter and check-in the luggage as well. The checked-in baggage will be transferred to IGI Airport's Terminal-3 through a secured Baggage Handling System (BHS)," DMRC said in a statement.

In a bid to increase ridership on the 23-km-long corridor, DMRC has taken a number of steps including slashing fares by up to 50 per cent and raising train frequency to 10 minutes between 8 AM and 8 PM everyday.

The average daily ridership of the airport line stands at around 36,000.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp