Amritsar Raja Sansi International Airport Terminal
Amritsar Airport is actually North India’s primary airport, operating more than 100 domestic and international flights, and serving Indian’s states of Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
On 2009 there was inaugurated an integrated terminal, which was part of the modernization program driven by Airports Authority of India in order to redesign and adapt 35 non-metropolitan airports for its further completion by 2010.
With this works, the passenger capacity of the airport was doubled, about 1.46 passengers per year, and is able to handle hourly 1,200 passengers on peak hours. Further works were as the runways expansion, the construction of new parking bay and the update of the cargo handling facilities.
Also, the terminal was equipped with modern facilities and having an approximate area of 40,175 square meters.
This new terminal integrates either domestic and international arrivals and departures.
About the nameIn the past, the airport was named after Guru Ram Das, which was the fourth Sikh Guru and the founder of the city of Amritsar.
Nowadays, the airport is known as Amritsar Raja Sansi International Airport.
LevelsAmritsar Airport has a single level, where either International and Domestic departures, as well as International and Domestic Arrivals are hosted.
AirlinesThe following airlines operates in the Terminal:
- Air India
- Air India Express
- Malindo Air
- Jet Airways
- Spice Jet
- Qatar Airways
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Turkmenistan Airlines
ServicesAmritsar International Airport Terminal offers to passengers the services presented above at the Departures Hall:
- Currency exchange
- Book store
- Retail shops
The services showed below are available in either Domestic and International Departure and Arrivals Hall:
- Duty free shops
- Free trolleys
- Paid portage
- Medical station
- VIP room
- Lost & found
- CENCA convenience store
- Information counter
- Tourist information
- Car rental counters
- Helpdesk 24/7
- Currency exchange
- Security check
- Child care room
- Disabled services
- Prayer rooms
Present and future developments:Large aircraft will be able to accommodate in the airport in the upcoming years, supposing an alternative diversion destination for many Delhi-bound flights.
Regarding transport, there are plans to launch regular bus services from the airport to several cities of Punjab state, as well as the intention to build a monorail line to connect with Amritsar’s major attraction, the Golden Temple, and with the central railway station.