Kolkata Chandra Bose (CCU) Airport
Kolkata Chandra Bose CCU Airport Overview
CCU Airport is located in the municipality of Dum Dum, which is situated at the outskirts of, and 10 km from, the City center of Kolkata. It is also in close proximity with the border with Bangladesh and is a major center for flights to North-East India, to Bangladesh & Southest Asia.
With two long runways (upgraded & extended) and an estimated 10 million passengers yearly, Kalkota Airport is a hub for a number of airlines, most importantly for Air India, and is served by domestic and international airlines (including United Airways), offering direct & connecting flights to all points of the globe.
On-Airport Hotels: The former 'Ashok' hotel has been demolished, making way for two new 5-star hotels and a shopping mall. A budget hotel for transit passengers, with 30 rooms, is avalable inside the new integrated terminal complex.
Kolkata Airport Passenger Terminal: The new six-level, L-shaped integrated passenger terminal - opened in 2013 - has replaced the former terminals (the intenational terminal of which may be used for hajj services, while the domestic terminal may be used for some regional airlines).
The new terminal, serving both international & domestic traffic, was built to handle up to 25 million passengers a year. It offers 128 check-in counters with Common User Terminal Equipment technology, 78 immigration counters & 12 customs counters. It has two basement parking levels. It also has 18 airbridges, 57 remote parking bays, 128 check-in counters and 27 conveyor belts. The terminal's two sub-levels are housing parking facilities.
NOTE: The Government is considering privatizing the Airport - however late June 2015 the deadline for interested parties to put in bids has been again postposed to August 1(this also applies to Chennai, Japur & Ahmedabad airports).
Present and future Airport developments: Kolkata Airport is embarking on a new service which is to enhance customer satisfaction. To achieve this, it will use a 'quantitative benchmark system' for each service delivered to passengers and airlines. Also, in September 2015 the Government decided on a new traffic control tower.