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Chennai airport to get 19 parking bays

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Chennai , Nov. 8

The Airports Authority of India (AAIs) is investing Rs 37 crore to develop 19 parking bays in phases at Chennai Airport, according to Mr Dinesh Kumar, Airport Director, Chennai Airport.

A press release said that in the first phase, five parking bays for Airbus 320 and a taxi track link have been completed. In July this year, two parking bays for B 747s on the international apron were commissioned. Two more bays for B 737 900 in the domestic apron were made operational in September.

Work on the remaining 10 bays and two taxi links are likely to completed by early next year. The new bays are meant to provide the much-needed night parking facility. AAI has also added a 1,000 sq m departure concourse as an extension of the Kamaraj Domestic Terminal.

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