The New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) at Kenjar, housing both international and domestic flights was inaugurated on May 15th and will start operating after a week. The second biggest airport in Mangalore is developed at a cost of Rs 150 crore and the building’s construction was almost over in December last year.
"The beauty of this new terminal is that it is comparable to any international airport either in Mumbai or Delhi. Though it is scaled down in size and operations due to traffic, passengers will get the same type of service and facilities what they get in big cities elsewhere" said Mr. Peter Abraham, General Manager of the Mangalore International Airport.
The granite-floored integrated terminal has modern amenities like aerobridges which will enable the passengers to walk out of the aircraft directly into the airport arrival lounge, the spacious baggage clearance areas, international standard cafeteria, upgraded waiting lobbies with Wi-Fi hotspots, banking facilities, elevators and many more. The terminal can handle 1000 passengers at a time and has the facility to park 300 cars.