Goa International Airport

AAI takes steps to enhance passenger convenience

AAI Chairman inaugurates Airport Operations Control Center and a help desk

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16 : With an objective of improving overall efficiency of airport operations for the benefit of passengers and other stakeholders, Dr. GuruprasadMohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India(AAI) inaugurated an Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC)and a help desk at Goa International Airporton Friday.

Goa airport has become the 12th airport to have an AOCC. This center will provide real time information about flights like actual time of arrival/departure, boarding gate number for departing passengers and baggage conveyor number for arriving passengers on Flight Information Displays. It will also help AAI, airline operators and ground handling agenciesto ensure optimum utilization of available resources.

In another effort to add new facilities for better passenger facilitation, AAI has awarded an expenditure contract for Operation and Management of Help Desk and Reserve Lounges at Goa Airport. A dedicated Help Desk/ Information Counter will have flight information Display and Computer system which will provide latest flight information and assistance to passengers/visitors during their travel through Goa International Airport. This help desk will also supervise the operations of airlines as well as the ground handling agencies at the airport. A dedicated round-the-clock Help Line number will also be launched soon.

Keeping up AAI's commitment of providing assistance towards ensuring better medical facilities and generating awareness on Cancer, especially Cervical Cancer, a 'Free Women's Wellness Camp'was organized by AAI's Women's Welfare Association – Kalyanmayee in association with Manipal Hospitals Goa and Goa Cancer Society.

The camp was inaugurated by Mrs Anjali Mohapatra, President, Kalyanmayee in the presence of Dr GuruprasadMohapatra, Chairman, AAI; Bhupesh C. H. Negi, Airport Director, Goa International Airport; Dr Shubha Jyoti, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Manipal Hospitals Goa and Jayarama, Sales and Marketing Head, Manipal Hospitals Goa.

The objective of the Wellness Camp was to create awareness and to educate the public on timely medical intervention to detect Cancer.

During the camp, participants underwent a Free Random Blood Sugar Test, Blood Pressure Check, screening by the Resident Medical Officers after which the women in the age bracket of 30 to over 50 years and symptomatic positive cases of Cervical Cancer were referred by the Radiation Oncologist to Manipal Hospitals Goa for a Free Pap Smear Test.