Friday, July 21, 2006

GMR for separate no-frills carrier terminals

New Delhi: With the low-cost carriers having cornered close to 40 per cent of the civil aviation market in the country, airport planners are seriously considering providing separate terminals for these "no-frills" players whose business depends on faster turnarounds.
The Delhi Airport, in fact, could well become the first airport in the country to have dedicated terminals for carriers such as Air Deccan, SpiceJet and Go Air.
Speaking to Business Standard, G M Rao, chairman of the GMR Group - which is executing the airport modernisation project in Delhi - said that the existing terminals at the airport here will not be dismantled.
According to Rao, the existing terminals will be modernised even as the new terminal is being built. "We are thinking of reserving the existing terminals for use by the low-cost carriers," said Rao.
The new terminal will be an integrated one with international and domestic sections being housed under the same roof.
21/07/06 K P Narayana Kumar/Business Standard