Sunday, March 07, 2021

New bus lounge for arrivals at Chennai airport

Chennai: The city airport opened a bus lounge to increase the capacity of its arrival terminal. Passengers arriving on planes that are parked far from the terminal are ferried to the terminal by shuttle buses. This new lounge adds not only space for passengers, but also for parking shuttle buses in the airside.

More than 300 passengers can use the new lounge, set up across 2,500sqm with facilities like escalators, staircases, waiting area and others, a senior official said. The lounge will also help transit passengers. “The lounge will be useful as a good number of flights land in remote bays. The new lounge will also have an aerobridge connection. Since there are not many aerobridges, airlines can drop passengers to the terminal using shuttle buses. There is also more space for shuttle buses to park,” a source said.

“The lounge has been constructed to enhance the capacity of the domestic security hold area. The entry to the current arrival area from airside will be closed and the security hold area for departure will be connected end-to-end for free movement of passengers to all the departure gates at ground floor level,” a senior official said.

07/03/21 Times of India

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