The new terminal at Chennai Airport will open in two years

The new terminal at Chennai Airport will open in two years: When the new terminal at Chennai Airport is finished in two years, it will serve both domestic and international travellers. A TOI article said that the terminal is being built next to phase 1 of the integrated terminal (T2), which now handles international arrivals and departures, and on the site where the former international arrival facility stood. An Airports Authority of India official stated that the demolition work has been completed and that this month’s construction is planned to start after the contractor receives the site.

With a total area of about 60,000 square metres, the new terminal will be combined with the current T2 terminal to form a sizable integrated structure that can accommodate both domestic and international aircraft depending on demand. Two domestic terminals will be located on either side of the integrated terminal once it is completed. 

Phase 2 development of T2

It includes the construction of the new terminal. This phase will raise the integrated terminal’s overall area to 197,000 square metres and increase its annual passenger handling capacity from the present 25 million to 35 million. Depending on the needs, the terminal’s layout will be adaptable to suit both domestic and foreign travellers. When there is a surge in domestic passenger traffic, the new terminal may be used to route them, making everything run well for everyone.

Chennai International Airports New Terminal 2

Every day, the city airport welcomes about 50,000 domestic travellers, and at busy times like weekends and holidays, there is frequently a spike in demand for domestic travel. Airlines, however, find it difficult to reserve slots for more frequencies. Airlines will be able to add more flights to their timetables because of the increased terminal space.

More aerobridges for boarding and disembarking will be included in the integrated terminal when it is finished, enabling airlines to plan more international flights. A passenger flow monitoring system, e-gates, self-baggage drop, and 3D boarding sensors are just a few of the amenities that it will have. To reduce the possibility of improperly handled luggage, specialised baggage scanners and sophisticated baggage handling systems are used. 

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There will be major upgrades to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, including the extension of the international terminal and the demolition of the domestic terminal. In order to accommodate the increasing demand for flights and passenger traffic, the airport’s master plan seeks to enhance infrastructure and connections. Should the runway end safety area not be expanded by September 2024, the airport’s licence may be revoked.

Furthermore, there will be three passenger terminals at the brand-new greenfield airport near Chennai’s Parandur, divided by two runways. There will be a metro rail station near the airport, and it will be conveniently accessible via a connecting road from the Chennai-Bengaluru motorway. The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has received the design from the state government and is awaiting clearance. 

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