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Plea to increase capacity at Gannavaram terminal

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VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to initiate steps to increase the capacity of the terminal at the airport in Gannavaram.

ACCI president Muttavarapu Murali Krishna, in a letter to AAI Chairman V.P. Agarwal, said that Kingfisher was operating three flights and Jet Airways one flight while SpiceJet had announced that it would operate two flights from July second week.

The Air India is also planning to operate A 319 Airbus in the Delhi-Chennai-Vijayawada circuit and chances are there for a second flight to Bangaloreand flights to nearby Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, Mr. Murali Krishna said.

The departure hall had the capacity of seating 75 passengers and the arrival hall 50 passengers, that too in very cramped conditions, he said.

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