Separate terminal for low cost travellers at BIAL

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Bangalore, Jun 16 (UNI) The Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) will have a separate terminal, an extended part of the present structure, to accommodate fast growing volume of air passengers.

CEO of BIAL Albert Brunner, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function organised by Aeronautical Society of India, said to bring down pressure on the domestic terminal, it was planned to extend the terminal for low cost travellers.

''It will be a low cost structure aimed at capacity expansion.

Building an exclusive low cost airport within the BIAL with a separate terminal and runway will take time. So we are going for capacity expansion at low cost,'' he said.

BIAL would soon launch the project that would be completed in 18 months. Low cost airline travellers comprised 30 per cent of the total passenger flow, he said.

Mr Brunner stoutly denied that there was some cancellation of flights due to long distance to the airport and higher cost of landing.

''You will see us celebrating the millionth passenger within a few days,'' he said.

The greenfield airport was operationalised after some delay on May 27.

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