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New additions to Guwahati airport

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Civil Aviation minister iugurates Operation Control Centre

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, February 12: Airports Authority of India has completed the construction of three hangars at Guwahati Airport to facilitate early morning departures and late evening arrivals, which eventually would improve air connectivity not only at Guwahati but also in the whole region.

The hangars will facilitate development of Guwahati as an inter-regiol hub and accelerate socio-economic development of the region, an AAI spokesman said.

The three hangars, which were iugurated by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, have a combined capacity to house on AB-321 and four ATR-72s. The hangars are built upon a steel frame and covered with single skin roofing of high tensile zinc-aluminium alloy coated steel sheet.

The Union Minister also iugurated the Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC).

The Minister emphasized that the Central government and the state governments in the region must be aviation-friendly to make the sector vibrant. He also expressed hope that the airport modernization will contribute towards the overall growth of the aviation sector.

Guwahati Airport is connected with all the major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cheni, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune etc., by all the major domestic Airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air, Spicejet, Indigo and also connected to Imphal, Bagdogra, Agartala, Silchar, Jorhat, Lengpui, Lilabari, Dibrugarh and Tejpur.

In Intertiol sector, the Airport is connected to Bangkok and Paro (Bhutan) by Royal Bhutan airline (Druk Air).

The scheduled helicopter services are run by Pawan Hans connecting Shillong (Meghalaya), harlagun and Tawag (Aruchal Pradesh) from the airport. At present, this airport caters to movement of approximately 94 aircrafts per day.

“The Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC) is a single window nerve center for smooth and efficient airport operations. AOCC has been setup by AAI by bringing together other stakeholders of airport operations, within and beyond airport boundaries under one platform to get optimum utilization of airport resources, resulting in providing hassle-free and seamless experience to passengers, airlines and security agencies,” an AAI spokesman said.

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