New Integrated Terminal Bldg of M’lore Airport at Kenjar in Action
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SB)
Mangalore, Aug 2: The new integrated terminal building of City airport at Kenjar here began its full-fledged operations at 6.00 am on Monday August 2. The Air India Express flight IX 820 arriving from Dubai landed at 7.20 am albeit delayed by 1 hour 10 minutes becoming the first flight to touch down at the new terminal.
Airport director M R Vasudeva and Air India station manager Chellam Prasad accorded a warm welcome to all the passengers aboard the flight. Airport officials and Air India staff too were present on the occasion.
The Airports Authority of India thus finally has shifted the entire operations to the new integrated terminal building even though on a trial basis. Both operations of both domestic and international flights will be handled from the terminal henceforth.
There would be clearer demarcation of arrival, departure and visitors lounge with air travelers now getting access to the luxury of a good ambience and better facilities. However, the passengers would have to wait for another two to three weeks before the newly installed aerobridges are put to use at the terminal.
The new terminal is closer to the city by nearly six kilometers. Vehicles approaching new integrated terminal building will have to take the road laid adjacent to Shree Devi Institute of Technology, and exit from the road adjacent to Dakkan Park.