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Jammu airport gets 3 aerobridges, new taxi link

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“With commissioning of Aerobridges the passengers will be able to board the aircraft and exit directly into the terminal building with enhanced comfort level and convenience in all weather conditions,” said airport director DK Gautam.

Continuing with its expansion of passenger-friendly utilities, Airport Authorities of India (AAI) on Friday commissioned three aerobridges and a new taxi link between runway and apron for air travelers.

“With commissioning of Aerobridges the passengers will be able to board the aircraft and exit directly into the terminal building with enhanced comfort level and convenience in all weather conditions,” said airport director DK Gautam.

These aerobridges have been provided at a cost of Rs.625 lakh by Airports Authority of India. “In addition boarding gates have increased from existing two to five enabling of boarding-de-boarding of five flights at a time with sufficient space for waiting passengers also,” he said.

“For passengers several retail outlets have been opened by AAI at First Floor while separate escalators and elevators have been provided for departing and arriving passengers which are user friendly for passengers with reduced mobility and visually impaired,” he said.

“The director further said that additional taxi link constructed at a cost of Rs.500 lakh also dedicated for travelers. The taxi link connected the remote parking bays with runway and will reduce the runway occupancy time of the aircraft resulting to expeditious flow of air traffic,” he said.

The aircraft parking capacity has been increased from six to seven and additional two dedicated parking bays for helicopters. “AAI is striving hard to enhance the passenger experience at Jammu airport and sought the co-operation of passengers to maintain the facilities and premises neat and clean,” the Airport Director said.