The newly built Terminal 3 has three additional jetways and parking bays to accommodate 8 aircraft. The terminal is built opposite to the current terminal across the runway and is closer to the city side.The terminal, constructed by the AAI
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and designed by the UK firm, Pascall+Watson architects, is expected to provide impetus to the development of the IT sector and the tourism industry in the southern districts of Kerala
or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions....
Technopark or Technoparc may refer to:* Technopark, Trivandrum, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India* Casablanca Technopark* South Bank Technopark, London South Bank University, England* Technopark Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa...
, Trivandrum and the Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram are respectively at a distance of 12 km (7.5 mi) and 19 km (11.8 mi) from terminal 3).
The three-storey terminal building with an area of 32,000 sq. meters, is able to handle the passengers of three A-340s and one Boeing 747 aircraft at the same time (roughly 1400 passengers). The annual handling capacity of the terminal will be 1.3 million.
The check-in area has a floor area of 950 sq. metres and the arrival area 570 sq. metres. To enable the passengers to check in at any counter, a Common Users Terminal Equipment (CUTE) is installed. X-ray machines are attached to the side of the conveyor belts for faster clearance of baggage.
The entrance to the terminal is from the Chaka-Eenchakkal road. A bridge has been built across the Parvathy Puthanar canal to link the new terminal to the Kazhakuttam-Inchivila NH (National Highway) 47 bypass. The new terminal has a car park area that can accommodate about 600 cars.
The environment and the surrounding of the terminal is in total green. The preparations of the airport authority are in such a way to keep it in green and eco-friendly. For the purpose the authority has planted 40 different traditional plants inside the campus. In 5 years span, the campus will grow as a miniature forest. The garden, the water fountain and the lawn are well maintained. The advanced sewage handling system is built with the co-operation of Kerala water authority. The airport authority took maximum care for the least usage of electricity. For the purpose, the complex has been built in such a way to absorb maximum natural light.
There is a pre paid taxi service counter and foreign exchange counter on arrivals area.
The cargo activities at the Trivandrum Airport are carried out through the Kerala State Industrial Enterprises (KSIE, A Government of Kerala undertaking). The cargo warehouse is located within the airport premises which has a capacity to import 21000 MT and export 27000 MT per annum. In 2010-11 (up to December 2010), the airport has achieved MT of Import cargo and MT of Export cargo. The KSIE is also developing a satellite cargo import facility on a temporary basis at the NITB terminal for perishable cargo handling till their final master plan is implemented for developing a huge cargo warehouse on 15 acres of land adjoining the NITB.
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