Sunday, August 27, 2017

Airport officials to extend apron area by next year

Pune:  The Pune airport authorities, in a bid to allow uninterrupted operations, have decided to increase the airport apron size to 15.86 acres. The extension is likely to be done by next year.
Airport apron is the area where aircraft operations like parking, loadedunloading, refuelling and boarding are carried out.
The decision comes as a relief to passengers who claimed to have had to wait for a long time or get wet in the rain while boarding the aircraft. Passengers blame airlines for not providing them with adequate facilities during rains, which resulted in them getting drenched during boarding.
However, the airlines, while stating that all facilities are provided to passengers, have said the lack of space in the apron area and limited number of aerobridges have posed problems for them too.
27/08/17 Joy Sengupta/Times of India