Saturday, May 12, 2018

Simple in design, new terminal building of airport

Pune:  The new terminal building of the Lohegaon airport will be the simplest in design and segregate the domestic and international flyers completely.
A source told TOI, “The terminal building will be integrated for both domestic and international flyers but there will be different security hold areas for each section. The passengers will be experiencing the kind of facilities available in Delhi and Mumbai airports once the new terminal building is ready.”
The Delhi airport, for example, has three terminal buildings. All of them are integrated for domestic and international flights. But international flyers are completely separated from domestic passengers through a proper system of checks and immigration.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) last year appointed France-based company Egis as the consultant for the new terminal building project at Lohegaon airport. A source in the civil aviation industry said the new terminal building was expected to be operational by August 2021. The airport would then have the capacity to handle a passenger traffic of 20 million per year.
12/05/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India