Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Luggage cart crunch hits fliers at airport

Visakhapatnam: The more things change, the more they remain the same, and one of the best examples of this adage is the situation at the Visakhapatnam international airport. Its passenger traffic has increased manifold in the last few years thanks to the increase in number of domestic and international flights, making it the busiest airport in state today.
Managed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Navy, the airport now boasts of a new terminal building and extended runway. The launch of e-tourist visa on arrival (e-TVOA) facility and international cargo operations have added more feathers to its cap. Yet, its basic facilities remain the same.
Frequent travellers and airport association members say to boost the airport's image, the authorities need to start at the basis level which need a major revamp. Although efforts are being taken to develop the airport to be on par with its international compatriots, much still needs to be done at the ground level to make the passengers feel at ease. A recurring problem being faced by a majority of travellers is lack of sufficient number of luggage trolleys.
07/02/18 Times of India