Airport Metro to begin international check-in
New Delhi: International fliers can now
board Delhi`s showcase Airport Metro Express `baggage-less`
from Thursday when the much talked about check-in facility for
flights abroad at its stations will kick off.
Coinciding with the first anniversary of its operation,
the Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium will make this
facility available at its New Delhi and Shivaji stadium
stations from February 23.
While national carrier Air India will begin check-in of
passengers` baggage from Thursday, private carriers Jet and
Kingfisher will follow suit.
The facility will allow fliers to check-in their baggage
before boarding the Airport Metro Express to reach the new
swanky Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
They will be given the boarding pass at the station itself.
The luggage will then be transferred to the train, which
has a dedicated space, and directly boarded to the respective
aircraft through a conveyor.
"Passengers have to check-in minimum two and half hours
prior to their flight time. Fliers can check-in and collect
their boarding passes maximum eight hours prior to their
flight time," a Reliance Infra spokesman said.
Check-in facility for domestic fliers has been in
operation for the past few months on the Airport Metro and the
launching of check-in for international fliers has been long
The 23-km high-speed corridor that allows passengers to
reach Airport from Connaught Place in flat 18 minutes
currently has a ridership of 20,000 commuters.
The 6 hours early check-in facility will give commuters
enough time to explore the retail outlets that Reliance Metro
is coming up with, the spokesperson said.
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