Mosquito repellent must at Kol airport, say stung flyers

  • | Monday | 25th March, 2019

We are trying to address the problem by spraying repellent inside the cabin. Airlines Operators Committee chairman Sarvesh Gupta admitted that mosquitoes were a major menace, particularly in aircraft parked in remote bays where passengers take the bus before boarding.“The situation is quite bad. KOLKATA: Bitten and bothered by mosquitoes inside the terminal, tarmac, airport bus, and even on flights, at Kolkata airport , passengers have been flooding the airport’s complaint/suggestion register and social media, voicing there anger over the past few months.“It is difficult to wear slippers and three quarters while waiting after the security check as the area is infested with mosquitoes. They also want the water in drains in the apron to be regularly flushed out and the vegetation cropped to prevent them from turning into mosquito-breeding grounds. Even the flights these days are swarming with the insects,” said Arkaprava Bhar, a frequent flyer.Bhar said he has seen mosquitoes breeding in low lying areas around the runway near the old terminal.

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