Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wait for baggage at Chennai airport to be cut down

Chennai: For years now, baggage reclaim at the Chennai airport has been a nightmare. The wait could be anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour, and bags from multiple flights are sometimes loaded on to a single belt.

There may be temporary relief soon for at least domestic passengers, as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to implement the “Multi Apron Ramp System”.

In many cases, arrival of baggage gets delayed because an aircraft is parked at a remote bay, far from the terminal. It therefore takes time for the baggage to reach the terminal. If the new system is implemented, some aircraft can get parking space close to the terminal, and the baggage may get to the conveyor belt quicker.
22/08/19 Sunitha Sekar/The Hindu