Lucknow Airport’s new terminal, inaugurated by India’s Civil Aviation Minister few days back, will be opened for public use from Saturday, June 2. Both domestic and international travellers taking flights to India can use the terminal
Fliers taking flights to India and landing up at Lucknow airport will now be able to experience the plush services of a new terminal. The much awaited facility at Lucknow’s Amausi Airport (also known as Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport) will open its arms to flyers on Saturday, June 2. The terminal was inaugurated by India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Ajit Singh a couple of weeks ago.
It is a 20,000 square metre three-tier building that can accommodate around 650 passengers at a time, and will be used for arrivals and departures of both domestic as well as international flights.
Atul Dikshit, Airport Director, said all preparations are complete, including the shifting of offices of different airlines and staff.
“The entire passenger load will be transferred to the new terminal, while the old building will be closed down,” he was quoted in news reports.
Reportedly, Oman Airways‘ would be the first flight to land at the runway at 4 am on Saturday.
International passengers will be routed to the new terminal building as it features elaborate immigration arrangements for passengers flying in or out of the country.
Travel buffs taking Lucknow-bound luxury or cheap flights to India will be able to enjoy a range of facilities and services at the new terminal. It will have internet cafes, duty-free shops, cafeteria, snack bars, bookshops and jewellery stores. The ground floor of this three-tier building will feature the arrival and departure points. On the first floor, there will be a lounge connected to two aerobridges, enabling passengers to walk straight into the aircraft.
Amausi Airport is one of the busiest airports in Northern India, serving the capital of country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. This makes the terminal launch a highly significant event for both locals and international flyers taking airline ticket deals for India. It has been reported that a number of airlines have shown interest in connecting the airport with international destinations and cities within India.