Trial run of first international flight from new Chennai terminal likely on April 20
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will operate an international flight through Chennai Airport’s new terminal for a trial run likely on April 20, reports News 18. Authorities will operate a US-Bangla international flight at the new terminal as part of the trial.
“This will be a trial to find out if all the systems are working well as everything is new. It will also help us find out if passengers are facing any inconvenience,” said Chennai Airport Director Sharad. He added that the data from the trial run will be used to make the functioning of the new terminal better.
For the convenience of the passengers of the US-Bangla flight, some retail stores and foods and beverages stalls have been set up at the terminal. More stalls will be put up in the next few days, as per officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new terminal of the Chennai International Airport on April 8. The Integrated Terminal Building of the airport has been constructed at an amount of INR 1,260 crore.
Sharad Kumar said that the flights will be shifted from the existing international terminal to the new building using a calibrated approach. The authorities will first move a few flights and then check how smooth the operations are. After that, more flights will be shifted. This is expected to ease any inconveniences passengers might encounter.