The technology at Noida International Airport (NIA)

by | Nov 15, 2022 | Airports, Digital Transformation, Travel Tech

The technology at Noida International Airport (NIA)


It has recently been confirmed by Christoph Schnellmann, CEO, YIAPL that the construction of Noida International Airport (NIA) is on course to be ready by the end of 2024. The new airport covers over 1,300 hectares of land in Uttar Pradesh, India and promises to have the capacity to serve an estimated 12 million passengers a year in the first phase.

The airport intends to establish itself as the logistics gateway of northern India and establish Uttar Pradesh on the global logistics map.

Schnellmann was quoted by news agency ANI:

“The airport will be an airport the region can be proud of bringing the world to the western UP and bringing western UP to the world stimulating development, infrastructure development, economic growth, and creating jobs for the region.”

The airport combines Swiss quality and efficiency with Indian warmth in hospitality.

Revealing some of the technology initiatives at the new airport, the airport’s Twitter announced use of:

  • Paperless and touchless parking
  • Biometrics via face recognition
  • Check-in, ordering meals via your smartphone
  • Virtual queues for security screening
  • Reduced emissions through predictive building management

Discussing the sustainability aspect of the airport, Schnellmann reported, “the airport will operate sustainably by minimising carbon dioxide and other emissions.” To read more on sustainability at India’s airports read Mumbai International Airport Becomes Another of India’s 100% Green Energy Airports.

In a press release in June this year, there was an emphasis on the airport’s seamless, contactless flow through the airport. This experience is offered through integrated systems, services, and the use of technologies such as indoor navigation, passenger flow management, and data analytics to offer passengers “the highest levels of convenience […] at a truly modern, efficient, and customer-friendly airport.”

Ensuring seamless connectivity when entering and leaving NIA, the airport will also develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking.

If you are interesting in learning more about NIA’s technology, Anurag Shandilya, Head of Operations at NIA will be speaking at Aviation Festival Asia in 2023. The Head of Operations will give a presentation on ‘Building India’s largest airport which places passengers and a digitalisation experience at the centre of its ethos’ and speak on a panel exploring ‘The role of digital transformation in ramping up airport operations in Asia’s post-pandemic recovery era.’


Article by Jess Brownlow