August 23, 2016 1:15 pm

AFL tests new departures check-in terminal

The progress of the Nadi Airport Terminal Modernisation Project (NATMP) has taken a huge stride with the opening of a portion of the brand new Departures check-in terminal for live testing. Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said passengers travelling to Auckland and Christchurch early this morning were processed in the new Departures check-in terminal. KHAN: “AFL […]

The progress of the Nadi Airport Terminal Modernisation Project (NATMP) has taken a huge stride with the opening of a portion of the brand new Departures check-in terminal for live testing.

Passengers queuing at the new terminal. (AFL)
Passengers queuing at the new terminal. (AFL)

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said passengers travelling to Auckland and Christchurch early this morning were processed in the new Departures check-in terminal.

KHAN: “AFL commenced live testing of part of your brand new departures check-in terminal. Passengers of two flights were successfully checked-in this morning. More tests are planned over the next few days before AFL completely transitions from the old to the new check-interminal.”

Mr Khan said that once they have completed the transition to the new terminal, farewellers will also be allowed in to experience the terminal for themselves.

KHAN: “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.”

First passengers who were awaiting at the new terminal. (AFL)
First passengers who were waiting at the new terminal. (AFL)

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

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

KHAN: “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.”

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