Indian Airport Terminal Begins Operation

16 September 2010 (Last Updated September 16th, 2010 18:30)

The new terminal at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in the Indian state of Gujarat began international operations on 14 September. The T-2 terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($64m) over an area of 40,000m², will handle around a dozen international flights daily,

The new terminal at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in the Indian state of Gujarat began international operations on 14 September.

The T-2 terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($64m) over an area of 40,000m², will handle around a dozen international flights daily, according to indianexpress.com.

The terminal has a capacity of 2,200 passengers during peak hours and can accommodate 30 large aircraft such as the Airbus-380.

The terminal building includes an advanced fire fighting and security system, seven boarding gates, four aero-bridges and 32 check-in centres.

The terminal is also equipped with a software-enabled aerodrome operation control centre to make better use of energy.