GMR 180-day development initiative nears completion

A 180-day development programme undertaken by Indian infrastructure giant GMR to modernise and expand the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) is nearing completion.

According to a press statement by the GMR Group, one of the issues that was rectified was accommodating capacities for peak traffic periods by lengthening baggage reclaim carousals from 30m to 60m, adding a fourth carousal and opening six new check-in desks at the departure area.

“I am proud to state that most of the development plans focused on expansion and the provision of basic facilities for passenger ease has been settled and operations are smooth sailing,” said Andrew Harrison, CEO of INIA.

New lounges are expected to open in September that would “typify the essence of the Maldives and will exalt comfort, elegance and exclusivity.”

Medium-term programmes over the next two or three years would meanwhile focus on investment and infrastructure development.