Monday, April 09, 2018

Three new food outlets at Pune airport from April 11

Pune:  Flyers from Pune airport will soon be able to enjoy a wider variety of food options. From April 11, three new food and beverage outlets will start operations inside the terminal building.
“The Pune airport will see the opening of three new food and beverage outlets — one at the check-in area and two others in the security hold areas on the ground floor of the terminal building,” Pune airport director Ajay Kumar said.
In the past, many air passengers have complained about food items available at the airport, demanding better quality and variety. There have also been demands for more affordable food options. The airport officials said they are working on meeting these demands.
Recently, the AAI floated an expression of interest (EoI) for setting up an automated retail packed food dispenser machine. The dispenser would allow  passengers to choose meals. It has been mentioned in the EoI that the menu will be from popular city restaurants and will be modified depending on the demand from passengers.
AAI seeks eco clearance for airport expansions
The AAI has approached the ministry of environment and forest, seeking environmental clearances for seven airports. Sources said the AAI had requested the expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the ministry to prepare the Terms of References (ToR) for three airports, including Pune and Kolhapur. ToR are crucial instructions given to an organisation, or a body, in connection with a project.
09/04/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India