Delhi Airport to start ‘express check-in’ for handbag-only passengers at T2

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi, is planning to roll out express check-in counter service for air passengers taking domestic flights from the airport. The service can only be availed by travellers with handbags as luggage.

The airport will introduce this facility by April 2019 at Terminal 2, where low-cost airlines such as Indigo, SpiceJet and GoAir operate. The facility is expected to be extended to Terminals 1 and 3 in future.

The setting up of express check-in counters at the IGI airport will reduce crowding at the check-in zones of the congested terminals. About 40 per cent of the flyers in Delhi do not travel with check-in bags, as per a survey report, and the step will prove to be a boon.

A separate place has been earmarked at the Terminal 2 entry point of the departure level. Due to this facility, the domestic flyers will be able to skip the check-in queues and move directly to the boarding area. From there, they can move into the security check-in lane after collecting their boarding pass from the self-service kiosks located at the departure area outside the terminal or via web check-in.