FACT CHECK: Media outlets pass off South Korean airdrome as Noida international airport

A picture of an airport is being carried by various media outlets. They claim that it is Noida International Airport in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh whose foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 25.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Nov 2021 4:26 AM GMT
FACT CHECK: Media outlets pass off South Korean airdrome as Noida international airport

HYDERABAD: A picture of an airport is being carried by various media outlets. They claim that it is Noida International Airport in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh whose foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 25.

The Indian Express, ABP Live, TV 9, India.com, NewsMobile, Jagran English, Republic Bharat, NewsRoom Post, and Zee News carried the picture in their reports.




FACT CHECK:

The picture carried by these media outlets is not of the Noida International Airport in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search and found a similar image uploaded on a website called 'Airport Technology' that suggested that it shows the Incheon airport in South Korea.

The same was also suggested by other websites 'Coroflot', 'ArchDaily' and 'DFNI Online'. The viral image shows the aerial view of passenger Terminal 2 at Incheon International Airport (IIA) located in Seoul, South Korea that started in September 2013 as part of the airport's phase three expansion.

Germany-based media outlet 'Der Spiegel' also carried the viral image in 2013 and mentioned that it showed the Incheon airport. The image was credited to global design firm Gensler. Gensler's website also carries the same photo of the international airport in South Korea.


The fact check team also compared the viral image with the structure of the airport in Seoul, South Korea available on Google Earth, and found several similarities.


Moreover, NewsMeter checked the visuals of the design plan of Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh that was posted on November 24. Footage of the airport was posted on PM Narendra Modi's official YouTube handle on November 25. It was found that these visuals do not match the picture in the viral image.


Evidently, an image of South Korea's Incheon airport was falsely shared as Noida International Airport in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.

Claim Review:Image shows Noida International Airport in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.
Claimed By:Media outlets
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Media outlets
Claim Fact Check:False
Next Story
Share it