Kolhapur Airport upgrades to a new terminal building

Kolhapur airport is all set to be transformed into a world-class airport by getting a new terminal building with enhanced capacity and top-notch facilities to accommodate increased passenger traffic growth at the airport.

The new terminal building of Kolhapur Airport in Maharashtra is likely to be ready by March 2023, with more than 60 per cent of work completed.

Work on upgrading the airside facilities is completed. A new Air Traffic Control Tower is also being constructed to cater for future traffic growth. A parking area with a capacity of 110 cars and ten buses are also part of the development activities.

A world-class terminal will enhance the connectivity to this industrial city, boosting the tourism industry of the region.

The new terminal building is being constructed in an area of 4000 sqm and will be able to process 300 passengers during peak hours. With 10 check-in counters, the Terminal will be equipped with all modern passenger amenities.

The building will be a Four-Star GRIHA-rated energy-efficient building with sustainability features. The interiors of the terminal building will reflect the art and culture of local culture & heritage.

Considering the tremendous passenger traffic growth at the Kolhapur airport, the Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work of developing the airport for enhanced capacity.

Kolhapur airport upgrades to a new terminal building

The increased connectivity will not only create new employment opportunities for the local community provide access to better educational and medical facilities.

Kolhapur Airport has been identified for RCS operations under the UDAN scheme and is presently connected to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Tirupati. Recently, the Airport Aerodrome license has been upgraded to 24*7 flight operations.

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