CHENNAI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) could have to hold out quite a lot of exams and tweaking earlier than all worldwide flights might be shifted to the brand new terminal at Chennai airport. Airways have requested the AAI to tweak and add extra services together with check-in counters, immigration counters, flight data boards, signage and aerobridges within the new terminal to stop congestion throughout peak hours earlier than shifting flights by the top of subsequent month.
The 100-point solutions had been famous by members of the airline operators committee (AOC) after they took half in a stroll by way of of the brand new terminal held lately. The requests had been submitted to the AAI just a few days in the past.
Within the departure ground of the terminal, the airways desires the airport authorities so as to add 4 further test in counters on every island the place the counters are situated, a floor-mounted flight data system close to entry gates, two home to worldwide switch desk counters. The officers too need AAI to switch the facet railings close to the staircase happening to the departure gates as they’re flimsy, says the doc.
Insufficient aerobridge is a priority the airways have been elevating from the time the terminal development was happening. The AOC report says that 5 aerobridges needs to be prepared earlier than shifting all flights and likewise mentions that extra seating for passengers needs to be supplied close to boarding gates.
“The arrival immigration space lacks house and the immigration counters should be shifted a minimum of 4 to 6 toes to make adequate house for the queuing passengers. Precedence counters needs to be put in. The customs hand baggage scanning space lacks house and can create congestion and must be relocated.”
An AAI official mentioned that quite a lot of steps should be achieved in session with the airways. “The trial of the flights, more likely to start with the primary flight on April 25, will assist us perceive the adjustments and enhancements that should be achieved. The shifting might be achieved step by step after noting down the expertise of passengers and the airways and different companies,” he added.
AAI additionally performed a path docking of plane at new aero bridges utilizing A320 and B737 plane. The brand new aero bridges every can accommodate two A320,A321, B737 kind plane or one B777,A350 kind plane at a time.