Thursday, October 12, 2017

Coimbatore airport to sport a new look

Coimbatore: The construction of a canopy, under way at Coimbatore International Airport, is expected to be completed in three months. The new facility will create additional space for passengers and visitors outside the terminal building.

Airport Director R. Mahalingam told The Hindu on Tuesday that the canopy was coming up on an area spanning 4,000 square metre. “It will benefit people who come to receive passengers as we do not have adequate waiting area for them. We also have plans to introduce eateries in the area,” he said.

The frontage of old terminal building is currently being renovated with glass panes.

The restaurant on the first floor inside the terminal would also be revived.

Mr. Mahalingam said that creating more parking space for four-wheelers was the next priority, as passenger movement has grown by 20 % in the last fiscal ended in March.

“For pick up, we are setting up a special bay close to the airport road.

The bay will be connected with a roofed walkway from the terminal for the convenience of passengers. Once the pick up bay becomes functional, the first lane close to terminal will be fully free and would be used for dropping passengers,” he said.

The airport would soon get two more aerobridges in addition to the existing two.
12/10/17 Wilson Thomas/The Hindu
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