Zurich Airport International and UP government on Friday announced having finalised the nomenclature of the greenfield airport at Jewar as – Noida International Airport.
The name and logo were finalised in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath.
Logo Unveiled: Sarus Crane
The brand logo is a symbol that shows a Sarus Crane – the state bird of UP – in flight. The symbol is created using thin uniform converging lines with a blue-green colour gradient fill symbolising technology and connectivity on one hand and eco-consciousness on the other.
The upward movement denotes positivity and upliftment of experience. The logo effectively combines technology with emotions while lending sophistication and elegance. The logo echoes Noida International Airport’s vision to be India’s leading airport in terms of quality, efficiency, technology and a role model for sustainable infrastructure and operations, delivering an exemplary experience to all customer segments.
Noida International Airport To Be Official Brand Name
Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited said, “We are pleased to finalise Noida International Airport as the official brand name for the upcoming airport at Jewar. The logo is the true reflection of building India’s leading airport which is an amalgamation of efficiency, technology and a sustainable and eco-friendly infrastructure, while keeping a symbol of Uttar Pradesh at the core.”
Mr. Schnellmann added that Yamuna International Airport Private Limited would like to thank the Government of Uttar Pradesh for their support in the process, as this will help build the brand identity and recall value of the airport across customers and stakeholders.
In November last year, Zurich Airport International AG (ZAIA) won the contract to build and operate the airport in Greater Noida for a period of 40 years, which includes construction period of four years in the first phase.
ZAIA received the security clearance from the Union ministry of home affairs to develop the Noida International Airport at Jewar in May this year. Last week, a consortium of Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP has been selected as the architect team to design the airport.
About Zurich Airport
Flughafen Zürich AG is a listed company that operates Zurich Airport as a diversified business and licensee of the Swiss Confederation. With a workforce of over 1,700 employees, the company generated turnover of CHF 1,210.1 million in 2019. 33.3 percent of its shares are held by the canton and 5 percent by the city of Zurich.
Zurich Airport is Switzerland’s gateway to the world. Over 31 million people arrived at, transferred via or departed from the airport in 2019, making it not only the region’s most important transport hub, but also the leading meeting place. With around 280 companies employing almost 27,000 people, Zurich Airport is a key economic driver for the region.
Yamuna International Airport Private Limited
YIAPL is a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, which has been incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to develop the greenfield Noida International Airport in Jewar.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh signed the concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) on October 7, 2020, to commence the development of the Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar.
The company will be responsible for implementing the Public-Private Partnership project together with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi Okhla Industrial Development Authority and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.
The airport’s key features:
Passenger capacity: The NOIDA International Greenfield Airport, Jewar will be developed in four phases. Its initial capacity will be 12 million passengers annually, which is expected to increase to 70 million passengers every year by 2050.
Runways: The airport will start with two runways and can have up to five runways in subsequent years.
Cost: The cost for the Jewar Airport is estimated to be around Rs 30,000 crore.
Area: While the airport is expected to come up on about 5,000 hectares of land, so far the government has acquired 1,334 hectares of land for in which two runways will be built in the initial phase, and an additional 50 hectares of land for the rehabilitation of those displaced due to the project. The remaining land would be acquired in a phased manner.