India’s Newest International Terminal Set for May Opening

13 May 2010 (Last Updated May 13th, 2010 18:30)

The new passenger terminal at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India, will open at the end of this month. The 200,000ft² terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($66m), can handle 1.33 million passengers and accommodate space for eight aircraft. The three-s

The new passenger terminal at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India, will open at the end of this month.

The 200,000ft² terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($66m), can handle 1.33 million passengers and accommodate space for eight aircraft.

The three-storey building's interior resembles an aircraft's tubular shape and includes three aerobridges, according to the Gulf Times.

It has the capacity to handle passengers of two A-300s and one Boeing 747 aircraft at a time, and can accommodate about 15 airline counters at the departure area.

The building will feature Wi-Fi connectivity, escalators, elevators, a business-class lounge, four VIP lounges, three restaurants and parking facilities.