Happy First Birthday – Hyderabad Airport

The Hyderabad airport completed its first year of operations on the 23rd of March 2009.  In the past one year, i have travelled through the airport 4 times. The first time was when the airport was just 20 days old.  A lot of work was still going on with places being cordoned off and a lot of places cladded up for work related purposes.

I found the airport becoming better and better with each trip of mine.  Service is excellent. Though a bit far off from the city, its very well connected with dedicated buses and cabs.  Spread over a huge area, the approach road to the airport has some of the best landscaping i have ever seen.  Bed of flowers and rows and rows of flowering plants, the airport perks you up the moment you enter the main gates.

Am most happy that its not crowded like Chennai airport.  Access to the airport is restricted for people who have no business being there at the first instance.  Since both domestic and international is under one roof, you never have to leave the airport if you are in transit.

Watch the video of the airport on the occasion of their first birthday.  Its a stunning airport and iam really proud that it stands in my city, Hyderabad.

Hats off GMR.  To all the naysayers who complained about the airport moving from Begumpet to the city outskirts, a visit to the place is sure to zip their mouths shut.



  1. varunavi says:

    Wonderful airport.but very far from where i live.It is like going to vijaywada or any other places.

  2. Liju Philip says:

    haha, its almost 40kms from my place too…but still…..

  3. varunavi says:

    Lol 40kms from ur place means from my place it will be around 80-90kms 😦

  4. Amit says:

    Its looks really good!

  5. amreekandesi says:

    Wow…the video is very impressive! The airport seems awesome.

    I hear they are doing something similar at the Delhi airport as well. About time i say!

    I noticed the name of the airport. We just can never let go, can we? One good thing that we come up with, and Rajiv Gandhi promptly gets credit for it.

  6. amreekandesi says:

    BTW, i love this new look of your blog. Its very colorful, and nicely organized.

  7. B K CHOWLA says:

    It seems and sounds good.I have not been to H’bad for a long time.Iam hoping to be there on way to Tirupati soon.
    I hope Delhi Apt can also be brought to international standard.

  8. Chittaranjan says:

    I haven’t been to it yet 😦

  9. Liju Philip says:

    @Amit 🙂

    @AD, yup, the Delhi airport is also being developed by the same guys, GMR Infrastructure. Am waiting for the next toilet complex to be named after Rajiv Gandhi or Indira Gandhi. Then, i wouldnt mind. 😉

    @Chowla, do let us know your experience when you travel through Hyd airport. Yup, the Delhi airport is also being developed by GMR.

    @YC, ek chakkar kaato airport ka.

  10. dinu says:

    cool 🙂 I remember, you were following the development of this Airport ..
    it looks awesome on the video man ! I would love to see it in real sometime ..

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