Hyderabad airport among world’s top 5

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad built and operated by the GMR group has been declared the 5th best airport in the world and the Number 1 in the 5-15 million passengers category. Approach road to the airport Another example why the Government of India has no business running any critical infrastructure in…

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…

New Hyderabad Airport trial run begins

Features of the new Hyderabad airport Cost: Rs 2478 crores (more than 500 million USD) Initial passenger capacity: 12 million annually Projected passenger capacity: 40 million annually Runways: One (4260 meters or 4.26 kms) Aircraft Bays: 42 Aerobridges: 12 Air Traffic Control Tower: 72 meters high Departure level Air Traffic Control Tower Aerobridges Fuel Farm…

New Hyderabad airport to open in March 2008

Looks like the airport is racing to the finish. Also British Airways has confirmed 5 flights per week between London and Hyderabad starting October. Also looking at the growing traffic, Thai airways is increasing its frequency from Bangkok to Hyderabad from 3 days  to 5 days every week. Not to count Lufthansa (flies daily), Saudi,…

New Hyderabad Airport on 2nd March 2008

Was thinking that i will go back home next year when the new Hyderabad airport opens. But looks like i will be making a trip this year itself, so the chances of me touching down at the new airport is nil. Maybe i will try to make a trip to the new aiport to see…