14th Aerobridge at Chennai Airport to be operational in March 2024

The Chennai Airport terminal complex has 13 Aerobridges and 1 additional Aerobridge for Code E is under construction and will be operational by March 2024. Out of the 13, 5 Aerobridges can cater to Code E aircraft.

14th Aerobridge at Chennai Airport to be operational in March 2024

New Delhi: Recent media reports claiming Chennai Airport lacks the capability to handle long-haul, wide-body international flights due to insufficient aerobridges and operational limitations are inaccurate and misleading. In this regard, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has clarify the facts:

The Chennai Airport terminal complex has 13 Aerobridges and 1 additional Aerobridge for Code E is under construction and will be operational by March 2024. Out of the 13, 5 Aerobridges can cater to Code E aircraft.
 

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Once the 2nd phase of T2 is completed in 2025, additional 3 Code E capable aerobridge will be available soon. So, after 2025, 9 No. Aerobridges will be available for Code E aircrafts for International Operations in swing mode.

Aircraft A380 mentioned in the news stories is the flagship of Code-F type of aircraft whose production has been stopped since 2021.

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The new generation wide-bodied long-haul aircrafts A350 and B777 which are being operated and which are being ordered by airlines for future are Code-E type of aircraft and Chennai Airport can handle them.

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