Kolkata: Those scheduled to fly from Kolkata airport during the next 10 days will run the risk of missing their flight unless they reach the airport at least two hours in advance.
This is because, for the period during and after the Independence Day on 15 August, the airport management has put in place a multi-level stringent security check to pre-empt any subversive activity.
Airports Authority of India, which owns the Kolkata airport, has issued a notice asking flyers to reach the airport at least two hours in advance for domestic flights and three hours in advance for international flights.
This is because unlike regular times when security checks are conducted only after a passenger is issued the boarding pass, now a passenger will be frisked right before entering the terminal building and then again before the check-in.
The regular checks will also take more time as the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been asked to be more stringent. This will continue till 20 August.
The deadlines for issuing of boarding passes and boarding a flight, however, will remain the same. That is, 45 minutes and 25 minutes before departure, respectively.