Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Kanpur Airport gets new terminal building, first flight welcome with water salute

Kanpur Airport's new terminal building opened for routine flight operations on Wednesday. A passenger flight from Bengaluru was the first one to operate from the new terminal building. The flight was given a ceremonious water salute on its landing at the Kanpur Airport.

The passengers of the flight were greeted with Jai Ho slogans on their arrival at the terminal building. The flight later took off for Bengaluru with around 140 people.

This new terminal is 16 times bigger than the previous building, which was constructed over 50 years ago. Built over an area of 6,243 sqm, the new terminal building is equipped to handle 400 passengers during peak hours. Eight check-in counters, three luggage belts, and a refreshments area, among other amenities have been provided. The city-side of the new terminal building has a 150-car parking area.

The new terminal building was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on May 26, but could not become operational immediately due to issues relating to equipment. The new terminal was opened for passenger services 12 days later.

07/06/2023 Simer Chawla/India Today

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