Sunday, September 30, 2018

Airlines tell flyers to reach Pune airport early

Pune:  The burden of the chaos at the overcrowded Pune airport, in the early morning and late evening hours, has been passed on to the passengers. Airlines are asking flyers to come to the airport early.

“We are facing high passenger traffic near the security hold area at the Pune airport. We advise you to report at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure,” said a travel advisory issued by IndiGo late on Thursday evening. GoAir too came up with a similar alert. “Due to heavy security hold congestion at the Pune airport, passengers are requested to reach the airport in advance to avoid delays,” the airline wrote on its Twitter page.

Recently, the two security hold areas were merged to create a common security check facility. This led to long security check-in queues at the airport. Frustrated, passengers started posting stinging messages on social media.

On Thursday, passenger K. Singh wrote: “Today again I realized that common man’s life is not easy... 1+ hours taken for 1km line for security check at Pune airport. Only two counter open for men (sic).”
30/09/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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