Monday, June 17, 2013

AirAsia to use Kamaraj terminal

Chennai: With AirAsia India’s proposal to get airline license in the final stage, the proposed low-cost carrier has decided to use the now closed Kamaraj Domestic Terminal to set up its corporate office in the city. Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman V.P. Agrawal said the authority was ready to consider the airline’s request to use the now defunct building, but added it might have to vacate when AAI refurbished the old terminal to cater to extra traffic.
“The airline has to first get formally recognised as AirAsia India. Then it has to formally apply for space. Since, the old terminal is not in use now, it will not be a big issue to allot the space to them,” said Mr Agrawal, who added that the airline can also look at the option of using one full floor in the recently exp­anded cargo complex. But airport sources said  the airline would prefer the old terminal because it would have ample parking space unlike the cargo building.
17/06/13 S Sujatha/Deccan Chronicle