Thursday, March 30, 2017

Brace for more queues at Goa airport

The next time you fly to Goa, be prepared for a longer wait than usual. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) announced on Wednesday that private ground handlers will no longer be allowed to work at defence airfields.
Goa's Dabolim Airport employs three private ground handlers and a subsidiary of Air India for work like x-raying check-in bags, loading/unloading luggage, and attaching stepladders to aircrafts. Sources said the airline industry could take up the issue with authorities in Delhi as the absence of private firms could lead to a sudden crunch of ground staff at the busy airport.
30/03/17 Saurabh Sinha/The Times Of India