By Staff Correspondent
As CIAL prepares to open its business jet terminal, a jet charter firm, Halo Airways, based in Kochi, intends to boost its operations from Kochi.
On December 10, Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, will inaugurate the terminal. The terminal is expected to be built in Kochi and is believed to be the nation’s first charter gateway. In the meanwhile, key businesses in the sector anticipate tremendous growth opportunities.
CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) wants to turn it into a hub for business jet service, travel, and conferences. Among several organisations sharing CIAL’s delight for its most recent infrastructure upgrade, a Kochi-based aviation firm that specialises in jet chartering is one of them.
Senior representatives of Halo Airways, which operates a jet service out of Bengaluru, said CIAL’s conclusion to commence a business jet terminal falls in line with the increasing demand for jet chartering since a significant portion of regular flyers, primarily business people, politicians and celebrities, view it as a comfortable and dependable method of travel.
There are two terminals run by CIAL at the moment: T-1 that handles domestic traffic, while T-3 manages international traffic.
CIAL will be joining the selected group of around four airports across the country that have a fixed private jet terminal along with the commissioning of the business jet terminal, housed at the former domestic terminal (T2).
The business jet terminal at CIAL is capable of accommodating both international and domestic private jets. The facilities include a magnificent lobby, a business centre, drive-in porches, covered parking, immigration, customs, security screening zones and health along with duty-free shop and foreign currency counter for the convenience of the discerning guests. For visitors who fall under the security privileged category, the terminal facility also features a safe house.