Tuticorin Airport can operate A 321 type aircraft in next 15 months

2022-09-09 16:51:11 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Tuticorin Airport in south Tamil Nadu is undergoing major up gradation including extension of the runway to facilitate operation of A-321 type of aircraft, construction of a new apron, new terminal building, Technical block cum control tower besides a new fire station at a cost of Rs 381 crores

Tamil Nadu government has handed over the required land to the airport authority of India nearly three years ago

The airport development project also includes widening extension and strengthening work of existing runway, making airport suitable for operation of A-321 type of aircraft. Construction of new ATC tower cum technical block, fire station, isolation bay, and five aircraft parking bays to park A-321 type of aircraft is also part of the project

Spread over an area of 13500 square meters, the new terminal building will be able to handle 600 passengers during peak hours. The building will be equipped with all the modern facilities and passenger amenities with provision of two aerobridges along with car parking facilities and new approach road.

Tuticorin is the only airport located beyond Madurai in Southern Tamil Nadu region. Up-gradation of the airport will not only fulfill the demand of local community for enhanced passenger services but will also promote trade and tourism in Tuticorin and neighboring districts like Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari. The project for up-gradation and expansion of the airport is likely to be completed by December 2023.

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