Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Pune airport to try music therapy to calm down angry flyers, soothe frayed nerves

Pune: To calm the nerves of flyers — left angry and frustrated due to flight delays and other issues — the Pune airport will soon have some music therapy.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) intends to start an exclusive radio service for 29 of its airports across the country, including in Pune. Sources said an expression of interest (EoI) had been floated and the service is expected to begin by the year-end.
“A private agency that specialises in the field is expected to be hired. With soothing music being played, passengers’ wait at the airport will become more pleasant. The airports chosen for the project have been selected on the basis of the footfall. As far as the song selection is concerned, the same will be finalized at a later stage, but we want the music to be soothing and calming,” an AAI official said.
Some of the other airports chosen for the service include Udaipur, Chennai, Guwahati, Goa, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Raipur, Indore and Madurai. The Pune airport clocked a passenger traffic of more than 8 million in the last financial year.
05/06/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India