Flight operations commenced at Chandigarh’s new airport terminal this week, just over a month after the facility was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As of Tuesday, all flights will arrive and depart from newly constructed Integrated Terminal Building at Chandigarh International Airport. Developed at a cost of INR9.39 billion (US$145 million), the new facility covers more than 60,000 square metres and can handle 1,600 passengers at any one time, with 48 check-in counters.
Other facilities include four aerobridges, a baggage handling system, pre-paid taxi counters, car parking and F&B outlets. The new terminal is also designed to operate in an energy-efficient manner, with a double insulated roof and a water harvesting plant.
At present, six airlines operate to Chandigarh, including AirAsia, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.