Air India offers lounge access in Delhi for INR 500

Air India has been operating a new lounge at the Delhi Airport Terminal 3 since a few months now. While I haven’t been inside this lounge, I’ve walked by on my way to the other lounges at the Domestic wing of this terminal.

It is an expansive lounge, with the looks of buffet meals, big couches and is generally empty, because most of the traffic is directed to the Plaza Premium Lounge by the credit card companies, Jet Airways and Priority Pass.

However, Air India offers paid lounge access to this lounge for a small sum of INR 500 ($8) only per visit (valid for two hours), and you can also ask for a shower for another INR 200 to be paid.


I’m very sure this lounge will start getting full after the Star Alliance entry, but for the moment, this is the cheapest paid lounge at Delhi Airport T3 if you’re flying from there.

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  1. Thanks for the review, Ajay.

    Do you happen to know whether bath towels/toiletries are provided in the lounge if opted in for shower ?

    • @Krishna, while I haven’t used their lounges, in my experience across the world, towels and toiletries are provided as a part of showers, so this should be no different

      • Thank you very much for your response, Ajay.

        I did call and they confirmed they do have towels and toiletries.

  2. Hi
    Have arrived at the Transit Lounge if Air India in Delhi as a Business Class customer.
    Food is reasonable as are the facilities but be aware if you are paying that there is a two drinks rule and an extra charge for the shower.
    A couple of the staff were very surly but others were ok. If you are paying I would use the lounge facilities next door at Altitude or ITC.

  3. Hi Ajay,

    Where is this lounge ?
    Is it at the international arrivals or departures ?
    and I need some info. are there any lounges at international arrivals at T3 ?


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