Sunday, July 09, 2017

Commercial entry pass furore at Kolkata airport

Kolkata: Hotels and large corporates are on a collision course with Kolkata airport officials over the latter's decision to curtail the commercial airport entry pass. The pass that allowed access to airline offices, check-in desk and baggage carousel-enabled hotels and corporate houses to meet and assist guests and clients at the airport.
Sources in the hospitality industry said Kolkata airport had not renewed the passes since last month-end, citing security concerns expressed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). They have, in turn, questioned the move as the facility continues in Delhi and Mumbai airports.
In Kolkata, passes are issued against a fee of Rs 31,740 per annum. They allow the holder access to the terminal basement where airlines offices are located, check-in desk where registered baggage of departing passengers is handed to the airlines and baggage carousel from where registered luggage of arriving passengers can be collected.
09/07/17 Times of India