TENDERS issued by Cochin International Airport Limited
09 June 2017
As part of the refurbishment of the old international terminal (T1), Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in India has issued tenders for setting up a new baggage handling system worth about USD 5.7 million. CIAL officials said that the move to replace the existing baggage handling system - which is around 15 years old - was part of the international airport’s policy to keep up with the increasing number of domestic passengers choosing to fly via the domestic terminal. The new system will have two screening stations, and four baggage carousels. In FY 2016, CIAL recorded a 26% rise in passenger traffic with 394,200 passengers travelling via the domestic terminal. The airport also registered an 11.59% increase in aircraft movement in the domestic sector with 31,110 aircraft movements. “Currently the existing domestic terminal is almost jam-packed, and with the next three and a half years, the passenger traffic is expected to double,” said a CIAL official. The new domestic terminal, which will be five times the size of the existing terminal, will have the capacity to handle the increasing passenger traffic for the next 20 years.