Veer Savarkar International Airport declared an authorized immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers.
A world-class terminal building is coming up at the airport at an estimated cost of Rs 417 crore, the AAI officials said in October last year and the deadline is 2020.
The built-up area of the new terminal is of 40,000 square metres and it will be able to handle 1,200 passengers — 600 domestic and 600 international passengers– at a time during peak hours
The shell-shaped design of the building has been inspired by nature – a shape which is a part of the seas and islands, the airport director said.
The height of the terminal building’s roof would vary between 18 metres and 32 metres.
The airport is having four aerobridges. The new building will have 10 elevators and six escalators, he said. This information was given by the director of Port Blair airport, said, George D Silva in October.
The entire terminal is depending on 100 per cent natural lighting for 12 hours a day which is achieved by skylights along the roof.
There have been 28 check-in counters. An in-line scan system would be used for handling baggage. There will be three conveyor belts arrival baggage, two for domestic and one for International separated, which will be separated by a sliding glass partition, D Silva said.
With all these amenities this Airport is now in service for international level.