This is a new terminal that will accommodate up to 4.5 million passengers each year. It will have 52 check-in counters at the start and a section for passengers bound for Rodrigues. And eight ports of embarkation. Upon arrival, there will be six carousels to accelerate procedures at the baggage, among others. The new terminal will be ready in early September, said Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, to Parliament on 2 July 2013.
For now, the new car is about to be completed. It will be connected to the old parking area. While the pilot tests, "operational and functional", began in June and should extend throughout the month of July.
All flights will be operated from the new terminal once it is operational. Thus, the current terminal will be temporarily closed for renovation, said the Prime Minister.
Partners operating in the SSR International Airport currently holding work sessions to gather information on the new terminal and become familiar with the system. The staff is active ATOL, for its part, to make tests in collaboration with those who will use this terminal. This is an important step before the new terminal is available to passengers.
Once the transfer of airport operations will be carried to the new terminal, no backtracking is possible. This is why it is essential that it is operating at 100%. This dedicated tests, which also cover the security phase is essential. Their success, as well as good facilities ownership by the partners, will equal the green light for the operationalization of the new terminal. All our efforts, "says the Chief Executive Officer of ATOL Bruno Mazurkiewicz.