T.S. Shankar

It will provide information about departure and arrival of flights

CHENNAI: As part of its endeavour to reduce the waiting time of air passengers and visitors at the Chennai airport, a web portal (www.flightinformation.in) has been launched by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

According to Dinesh Kumar, Chennai Airport Director, the web portal will provide information regarding departure and arrival of flights of both international and domestic airlines operated out of Kamaraj Domestic Terminal (KDT) and Anna International Terminal (AIT). Passengers can access for getting information through this exclusive portal and also by sending the flight number through Short Message Service (SMS) to 6263. Subscribers of any mobile operator can access this service.

Other information

Mr.Kumar said while both the services could be accessed globally, the portal would provide other useful passenger-friendly information such as travel tips, weather report, calendar, and leading hotels in Chennai, list of tour operators and links to some of the other useful websites.

Feedback

Provision has been made for getting the feedback or suggestion about the portal. While the design, hosting and technical support has been provided by Messrs. Maruti Computers, he said the facility had been launched in association with southindia.com

Excess baggage counter

The AAI, Mr. Kumar said, would shortly introduce a centralised excess baggage counter at the AIT to facilitate passengers who are coming to the airport with excess luggage and at the last minute wanting to send back the baggage to their respective homes or destinations.

The facility is being made available on behalf of the AAI by Esquire Express.

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