A new Rs114.5 crore ($23.9 million) international terminal will be opened at India's Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (Trivandrum), in the southern state of Kerala, by December 2009. The new terminal is expected to cater to 1.9 million passengers a year.
The 28,800mē terminal will be equipped to handle two A-380s and one Boeing 747 aircraft and 1,600 passengers at a time.
According to state government officials, almost 85% of the work had been completed on the terminal. The runway has also been extended to 3,996m so it can cater for larger aircraft, such as the Airbus A-380.
The terminal houses eight parking bays, four aerobridges and parking for 600 cars. It will also feature 30 check-in counters, three security units, 18 immigration and customs counters and four conveyor belts.
The terminal itself has an eco-friendly design with an automatic temperature control system.
Passengers will be able to check in at any counter and X-ray machines will be attached to the conveyor belts side for baggage clearance.