New Arrival Hall to open soon at Jammu Airport

They added, earlier, under the Jammu Airport Terminal Building Expansion Project, a ticketing counter at the airport for people to provide them much needed ticket booking facilities without going through the hassles of security checks, was inaugurated on May 16 this year.

Yogesh Sagotra
Jammu, Publish Date: Jun 18 2016 2:39AM | Updated Date: Jun 18 2016 2:39AM
Airport Authority of India (AAI) may soon open New Arrival Hall of Jammu Airport under its ongoing modernization and expansion project.
Sources said that construction work of New Arrival Hall is almost complete and its trial was also conducted on Friday evening by throwing it open for the passengers.
They added, earlier, under the Jammu Airport Terminal Building Expansion Project, a ticketing counter at the airport for people to provide them much needed ticket booking facilities without going through the hassles of security checks, was inaugurated on May 16 this year.
Sources informed that AAI approached Member Parliament, (MP) Jammu-Poonch, Jugal Kishore Sharma to formally inaugurate and commission the New Arrival Hall.
They informed that after commissioning of Arrival Hall, the work on expansion of Departure Complex will also be taken up by converting existing Arrival Block into Departure Complex.
 “We had conducted successful trial of New Arrival hall by handling the passengers of the three afternoon flights and it is one of the much awaited facilities of Jammu Airport Terminal Building Expansion Project”, said Airport Director, Davender Kumar Gautam.
He said that New Arrival hall shall be another step towards the providing improved facilities to the passengers at Jammu Airport, adding, “After the commissioning of Arrival Hall, we will focus on the expansion of Departure Hall.”
Pertinently, with completion of this Rs 80 crore Jammu Airport Modernization And Expansion Project, the total area of the Airport Terminal building will get expended from 6500 sq meters to 14500 sq meters with raised Pax capacity from 360 to 720 passengers per hour besides additional facilities like escalators, shopping complex at arrival as well as departure hall.
 

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