Team from Airports Authority inspects BIA expansion work

Team from Airports Authority inspects BIA expansion work

A high-level delegation of the Airports Authority of India, led by its chairperson Vijai Prakash Agrawal, inspected the expansion work of terminal-1 of the Bengaluru International Airport on Monday.

According to a statement from the Bangalore International Airport Limited, the team took stock of the progress on the site. Power presentations were also made before the delegation. The team visited the additional terminal space on both sides of the existing terminal – the roof element, added infrastructure for check-in counter, baggage make-up areas, lounge areas, added passenger amenities and the new VVIP building.

Agrawal said the project was moving at a fair pace in spite of the hurdles faced earlier, which were largely terrain-based. These delays were now addressed. He said the capacity constraints at the airport would be overcome. The terminal expansion is expected to accommodate 18 million passengers annually versus the current 12.5 million.

Meanwhile, the Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS), a joint venture between Air India Limited and SATS Limited has been awarded the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) certification for its Bengaluru Cargo Terminal, making it the first Indian airport services provider to be certified for the highest security requirement, i.e. TAPA Freight Security Requirements Class A.

TAPA is a global forum that unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders with the common aim of reducing losses within international supply chains. 

TAPA currently has over 600 member companies across Europe, Middle East, Africa, America and Asia.

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