New terminal in Lucknow airport inaugurated

May 19th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) The new terminal at Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Saturday.

The 20,000 square metre, three-tier building has departure and arrival ports on the ground level. The first floor has a swanky lounge connected to two aerobridges, enabling passengers to walk straight into the waiting aircraft on the tarmac. The new terminal has six check-in counters.

The new terminal has been built at an estimated cost of Rs.120 crore. It can accommodate around 800 passengers at a given time and has duty free shops, cyber cafes, eateries, snack bars, shopping arcade and book shops.

According to officials, the sprawling terminal would however be opened for passenger use from the first week of June. The old terminal would be closed for renovation.

Indigo, Jet Lite, Indian Airlines and Air India operate from Lucknow to various destinations in India and abroad.

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