is an airport in New Delhi
, in the neighbourhood of the same name
. It used to be known as Willingdon Airfield and served as Delhi's main airport until a new site was chosen in west Delhi known as Palam hence Palam airport or today's Indira Gandhi International Airport
. It is still used for general aviation
purposes and small propeller
planes take off and land from the airport. However, planes are cautioned when landing, since the airport is situated right next to a flyover highway. Indira Gandhi International Airport
is the airport serving New Delhi; a much larger airport with three runways and overs sixty domestic and international carriers serving it.
The headquarters of the Airports Authority of India
is located on the grounds of the airport."." Airports Authority of India
. Retrieved on 9 September 2010. "Airports Authority of India, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi - 110003" The Directorate General of Civil Aviation
has its headquarters opposite of the airport."." Directorate General of Civil Aviation
. Retrieved on 9 June 2009. "Aurbindo Marg, Opp. Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi 110 003, INDIA"
In 1941, when the British Indian Army decided to raise its own airborne/parachute units, the southwest corner of the airport served as the site where the Air Landing School (ALS) of the Royal Indian Air Force was located and... Read More