Monday, September 18, 2017

Sky-high prices? Chennai airport gets cheap F&B outlets

Chennai: The next time you walk into the security hold area of Chennai airport, look for outlets that sell beverages and water at cheaper rates. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has opened two low cost tea and water outlets each inside the domestic and international terminals as part of its policy to provide affordable options to passengers.
As food and beverages sold at the security hold area where passengers wait for boarding calls are expensive, a few outlets where water bottles are sold at Rs 10 have been set up. The shops came up after there were complaints that water bottles, tea and coffee are expensive. Coffee and tea are priced at Rs 70 while water is sold for Rs 40 for a 500ml bottle at other food and beverages shops and restaurants inside the terminals. A senior official of AAI said that "We have introduced the shops because many people complain that prices are high inside the terminals. The regional connectivity scheme (Udan) is also expected to bring in more people who may not be happy spend on the expensive packaged food and beverages."
18/09/17 Times of India