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Vadodara airport to get 2 new aerobridges


Press Trust of India
Two aerobridges will be operational soon at Vadodara airport, Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra, said today.
The AAI had started building these aerobridges last year, to ferry passengers directly from the gate to the aircraft, Mohapatra told PTI over the phone.
"The commissioning of the aerobridges will enable the flights to park close to terminal building making it easier for passengers to board the flight without using the bus. This makes travelling easier for senior citizens, children, pregnant women and wheelchair-bound passengers," he added.
This new terminal building at the city's Harni airport was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2016. Construction, was part of the Centre"s efforts to modernise existing airports and develop them at par with international standards, Mohapatra said.
"The new terminal has helped in accommodating 12 additional flights and passengers which was ten flights earlier," he said.
Charan Singh, Vadodara airport director, reiterated that the two new aerobridges will provide much relief to the passengers.
In the last couple of years, the number of aircraft landing at the Vadodara airport has considerably increased and the passenger traffic has also increased. At the same time, infrastructure upgrade was long pending, Charan Singh added.
In addition to the 22 flights, private airline Jet Airways is also set to fly to Indore, Bengaluru and Delhi from Vadodara August onwards.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 2:55 PM IST

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