Jaipur airport got its Terminal 2 having international facilities only two years ago.
Paul Manickum, director of Jaipur airport,said: “The Airports Council International had conducted a survey of 126 airports which are being run by the AAI in India. This survey was based on 33 parameters in which our airport has been rated as No 1 in the country.”
The 126 airports include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa and Chennai airports.
The 33 parameters include airport safety and security, immigration and customs, cleanliness, runways, facility of parking, catering etc, said Manickum. “Since 2009, when Terminal 2 became operational, various teams including air traffic control (ATC), immigration and security officers were burning midnight oil to give the best of facilities to air travellers. This is a result of team effort and we will continue to provide the best of facilities,” said Manickum.
The authorities of AAI, Jaipur have already started working the extension of runway work to bring international flights to Jaipur which would also help gemstones and jewellery exporters who have their offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
The work is expected to be completed within 18 months paving the way for landing of big aircraft including Boeing 747 and Airbus A 380.
Presently, the Jaipur airport has a runaway of only 9,000 ft on which big aircraft including Boeing 747 and Airbus 380 can’t operate.