Odisha: Terminal connect plan sends Biju Patnaik International Airport on a high

Bhubaneswar: Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is on a high. After recording a 40.2 per cent increase in footfall in 2017-18 financial year and a steady rise in flight operations, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to construct a state-of-the-art building which would connect Terminal 1 (T1) with Terminal 2 (T2) to reduce passenger transfer. The two-storey building will have best of facilities for travellers including shopping complexes. The AAI has already approved the plan for constructing the building between T1 and T2, BPIA Director Suresh Chandra Hota told The Express on Friday.

The airport’s T1 is for domestic operations, while T2 facility is for international facilities. To make passengers’ visit hassle-free, BPIA has planned to schedule all international flight arrival at the new building which will be the link building between T1 and T2. Departure of international flights, however, will continue from T2.

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Source: Travel News