Sunday, December 13, 2020

Extra chairs for flyers at Patna airport

Patna: As chaos continues to prevail at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport due to the cancellation and rescheduling of flights amid dense fog, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has increased the manpower and the passenger facilities.

“The number of CISF personnel, airlines and AAI staff has been increased to manage the chaos at the airport. Besides, extra chairs have installed and new washrooms set up,” Patna airport director Bhupesh C H Negi told this newspaper on Saturday.

He added, “There is a food court with a waiting area on the eastern side of the terminal building for the visitors and the flyers. We have more space, baggage machines and frisking booths now.”

Negi also said the airport was handling 40 flights from 11am to 8pm for the last few days due to delay in flight operations. “On normal days, we handle flights between 7am to 10pm,” he added.

Meanwhile, at least 14 flights were delayed because of poor visibility on Saturday.

A frequent flyer, Aniruddh Gupta, rued, “The chaos inside the terminal building has improved slightly, but the attitude of the airlines towards passengers has not. There should be more check-in counters and departure gates.”

13/12/20 Faryal Rumi/Times of India  

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