Jammu airport’s upgraded terminal building inaugurated

In 2016-17, Jammu airport's passenger traffic movement reached to 1.16 million

GN Bureau | August 18, 2017


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Union minister for civil aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu airport.
 
Notably, Jammu airport belongs to the Indian Air Force, and airports authority of India (AAI) maintains a civil enclave for civil aircraft operations.
 
“We believe in augmenting infrastructure of our airports to enhance connectivity. With the upgraded Jammu airport, we would be better prepared to give improved services to air travellers visiting this city of temples,” the minister said.
 
During the year 2016-17, passenger traffic movement at Jammu airport reached 1.16 million and the passenger growth rate has touched 29 percent in the first quarter of 2017-18.
 
In order to cope with the increasing passenger growth and demand, the existing terminal building of Jammu airport has been expanded and upgraded. The area of the terminal building has been expanded from 6,700 sq mt to 14,500 sq mt with an upgraded peak hour handling capacity of 720 passengers at a time, from the earlier 360 peak hour passengers.
 
The upgraded building is a glass and steel structure and equipped with passenger facilities and amenities like CUTE-complied check-in counters, Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosk for check-in, central air-conditioning, two arrival conveyer belts, escalators and glass elevators, flight information display system and PA system with comfortable seating capacity.
 

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