Now, have facial at CIAL!

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Passengers waiting for flights at the international lounge of Kochi airport will son have a new avenue to relax themselves. A modern spa and saloon would be operational at the airport in three months hence.

“The spa service was one of the several suggestions made by passengers during the Airport Authority of India’s (AAI) survey on customer satisfaction index at airports across the country.

This service is introduced for the first time across the airports in the state, though it is already available at other airports including Mumbai and Delhi,” Joseph Peter, Manager (Commercial), said.

The airport registered a growth of 5.72 per cent last year compared to 2010-11 in terms of passenger movements in the International sector. It was of the order of 2,359,937.

Recently, the Wi-Fi system was installed at the airport, allowing passengers to connect to the internet on wi-fi enabled devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops.

“The spa and saloon facility will come at the waiting lounge of the international side and be located near gate number 1 which will have a rest room wall on one side. Various services like waxing, foot reflexology, facials, pedicure and other body treatments will be on offer,” the official said.

Tenders are being floated for the service. The revenue share percentage fixed by CIAL is 20 per cent subject to a minimum guaranteed monthly royalty of Rs 75,000. “Since it is located after the security hold area, only the international passengers will get the service,” the official said.

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