One of India's busiest airport likely to have 2 domestic terminals from October
The conversion of the old international terminal into a domestic terminal is nearing completion, marking a new phase in the airport's evolution.
Chennai Airport, one of India's busiest airports, is set to undergo a significant transformation with the introduction of two domestic terminals starting from October. This development aims to reduce congestion, streamline operations, and enhance passenger experience during peak hours.
The conversion of the old international terminal into a domestic terminal is nearing completion, marking a new phase in the airport's evolution.Read Also : AAI conducts four-day-long Advanced Training Session
According to the officials of Airports Authority of India the work to modify the T4 terminal had been under way and it would be over in a couple of weeks. “The immigration counters are being removed now. Three conveyor belts are being moved to the T4 terminal. Then, we just need to make a few more alterations and carry out extensive cleaning work before it can be opened. Operating two domestic terminals will significantly increase the capacity of the airport to handle more passengers,” an official said.Improved
Efficiency and Convenience:
The addition of a second domestic terminal will enable Chennai Airport to better accommodate the growing number of domestic flights. The existing domestic terminal will continue its operations, while the revamped international terminal will serve as the second domestic terminal. This strategic move will help decongest the airport during peak hours, ensuring smoother check-ins, reduced queues, and enhanced overall efficiency.
Future Expansion and Connectivity:
Chennai Airport's transformation doesn't end with the introduction of two domestic terminals. The airport authorities have plans to utilize the unused ground floor of the steel and glass terminal for domestic flights, further enhancing capacity and convenience for passengers. Additionally, the airport administration is actively working towards establishing direct flights to long-haul destinations. It has also approached the Australian Consulate, urging the inclusion of Chennai Airport in Qantas' network, thereby expanding international connectivity.
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