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New Departures Check-In Terminal Being Tested

A portion of the new departures check-in terminal at the Nadi International Airport has been opened for live testing. Passengers travelling to Auckland and Christchurch early yesterday morning were processed in
24 Aug 2016 09:49
New Departures Check-In Terminal Being Tested

A portion of the new departures check-in terminal at the Nadi International Airport has been opened for live testing.

Passengers travelling to Auckland and Christchurch early yesterday morning were processed in the new Departures check-in terminal.

This was a significant step in the progress of the Nadi Airport Terminal Modernisation Project (NATMP).

Airports Fiji Limited executive chairman, Faiz Khan, said: “AFL commenced live testing of part of the brand new departures check-in terminal. Passengers of two flights were successfully checked-in.

“During the live tests, we have noticed the check-in process is considerably quicker due to the weigh scales linked to the baggage conveyors. This was one of the objectives of the project.”

Mr Khan said more tests are planned over the next few days before AFL completely transitions from the old to the new check-in terminal.

“Once we completely transition to your new terminal in a week’s time, farewellers will also be allowed in to experience the terminal for themselves,” he said.

“We thank all Fijians for their patience over the last year when farewellers were restricted from entering the departures check-in terminal to allow construction works to take place.”

The release of part of your new check-in terminal is a staged approach to the NATMP. Construction works in other areas are ongoing.

Mr Khan said: “In line with the Government’s vision for a better Fiji the opening of part of the brand new check-in terminal is another milestone for AFL and all Fijians. We hope you enjoy this new experience.

“To see the excitement in our passengers as they walked into the new terminal this morning defines what this project is all about.”

Mr Khan thanked the contractors, consultants, airport stakeholders and AFL staff for great team work in contributing in whatever big or small, direct or indirect way, to delivering yet another milestone.

 

The ambience

Mr Khan said the check-in terminal with a sense of space creates a happy mood.

“Again this was one of our objectives of the project. We invite people to go and have a look and feel for themselves once farewellers are allowed into the check-in terminal in about a week’s time,” he said.

“This milestone depicts the patience and perseverance of many who have been involved in this project. People see the end product and comment on the output.

“However, what goes behind the scenes in the toil and sweat is naturally ignored.

“We would like to thank all those who have spent considerable time and effort in achieving all we have achieved so far.

“There is a bit more to go but we are on the home stretch now. Thank you all.”

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