Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Trivandrum International Airport to get four new apron bays

Thiruvananthapuram: With the parallel taxi track (PTT) at Trivandrum International Airport scheduled for commissioning in January 2018, the Airport Authority of India would soon start work on building four new apron bays.
After the commissioning of PTT, the time occupied by an aircraft on the runway will be shorter and hence more aircrafts can be operated at the airport.
According to airport director George G Tharakan, there is shortage of apron bays during peak hours.
"We are constructing the apron in available land and have invited tenders for the work. These apron bays constructed at a remote corner of the airport would not be connected to aerobridges. Instead the passengers will be transported in a bus to the international terminal," said Tharakan.
At present, there are nine apron bays at the airport, which are connected to aerobridges of the terminal. But, due to the unavailability of land near the terminal, the apron bays have been constructed adjacent to the ground support equipment area in the Chackai side.
20/12/17 Times of India