✅ Trip Verified
| I arrived at midnight on a flight from Hong Kong, with the plane docking at a jet bridge. The immigration lines were long and slow, but were being managed by minders. When I finally appeared at the officer's desk, my passport and visa in it underwent a long and silent scrutiny before they were stamped. A duty free shop selling mostly liquor and chocolates is located before exiting. There is a prepaid taxi office where you can pay and obtain a receipt for a taxi ride to your destination. Numbered taxis are lined up outside. There is also an Uber office to book a ride. The prepaid taxi office takes only cash. On departing Kolkata, I did not have a paper print out of my ticket. The guard at the entrance was extremely helpful asking if that was on my computer, smartphone, or tablet. She also pointed out a poster listing the phone numbers of the airlines that I could call for a representative to come to the entrance to let me in. I was able to pull my reservation on my laptop and show it to her. Check in with Qatar Airways was smooth. This was around 1 am in the morning. Security check was routine. The gift shop, Bishwa Bangla, that showcases local handicrafts, was closed. The lounge was closed for renovation and a sign directed guests to another facility. There was a bar with a small selection. A range of local dishes were available buffet style. Comfortable seats with electric power outlets. I used a toilet - it had water and tissue paper but the floor was wet and the fixtures were discolored. The flush worked. Boarding was smooth. Overall, the airport appears to have become busier with more late night flights and the various conveniences are just enough and basic. It serves its purpose.