India’s Coimbatore Airport invests in boarding bridges
11 May 2015
India’s Coimbatore International Airport will soon get infrastructure and passenger amenities worth more than USD 2.29 million in 2015. The infrastructure would include two new passenger boarding bridges, two additional aprons for parking aircraft, and a lift at the departure area. Out of the total amount, around USD 1.42 million would be invested on the two boarding bridges that will be set up at both ends of the terminal building. While most of the aircraft operating at Coimbatore Airport are small in size, larger aircraft are unable to use the existing boarding bridges because of parking and operational limitations. The two new bridges will be in addition to the two existing ones that came from the old Hyderabad airport in 2012. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has already floated the tender for the boarding bridges, with installation scheduled to start in three months. Currently, the airport has eight parking aprons for aircraft and ultimately plans to have a total of 15 at the airport. The tender for the new aprons will be floated “soon”, the AAI said.