Friday, August 24, 2018

Bhopal has 2 aerobridges for only 8 flights

Bhopal:  The two aerobridges that were set up at the city’s Raja Bhoj airport in 2014 at a huge cost are catering to the needs of just eight flights daily. On the contrary, Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport uses the same number of aerobridges for over 24 flights.
An Indonesian company constructed two aerobridges at the airport following which passengers are now not required to walk to the aircraft or airport building after the landing. Passengers can now board the aircraft directly from the terminal building.
Flyers said it is good that the Bhopal airport has aerobridge facility, but they are disappointed that it caters to only a few flights. “I travel regularly to Delhi and Mumbai. The aerobridges are good for passengers. However, it is used only for eight flights. The cost that was incurred on installation of aerobridges must have been quite high, but their use is very limited,” said Akash Sharma.
24/08/18 Ramendra Singh/Times of India