The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will modify the existing international terminal into a domestic terminal giving the airport two of them.
What’s it about? The existing international terminal will be transformed into a domestic one once the new integrated terminal is commissioned. The new T2 International terminal is expected to open next month. With two domestic terminals, the airport can handle 19 million passengers per year compared to the current 10 million.
- The current international terminal’s departure hall on the ground floor hasn’t been used since 2013. The plan is to transform the departures on the first floor and arrivals on the ground floor.
- Some of the domestic flights will be shifted to the converted building during peak hours to help with congestion. It’ll also help in handling more domestic traffic.
Layout: The new integrated terminal is being built in the space between the existing domestic and international terminals. Once it begins operations, the old building will be destroyed and rebuilt. This is expected to be done by December 2024.
- It’ll increase the passenger handling capacity of the airport from 17 million to 35 million passengers per year.