AAI is planning to invite bids as part of the expansion of the Trichy airport not only to operate and maintain the terminal building and commercial operations but also for the develop, maintain and operate cargo facilities and city side development near Trichy Airport. This is part of the grand plan that was laid out before to bring Trichy airport closer to the other international airports. This will in line with the expansion of passenger traffic in the airport due to increased International Air traffic to and from the city. The passenger traffic in the airport increased by 86% to 33,125 on July ’07 when compared to the same time last year.
The expansion of aprons and runways are also underway as part of the Rs.220 Cr expansion plan drawn up last year. This Will include a new building for the Trichy airport as well.
By and large , Looks like a good improvement. The reports does not indicate how the current work is proceeding with respect to the plan. Hopefully , it is not delayed too much.