In the recently held Condé Nast Traveller India Awards, Hyderabad Airport
has been awarded with the title of 'Most Favorite Airport in India'. This airport is the India's first Greenfield Airport that is developed through a Public Private Partnership initiative. The Terminal has an initial capacity of handling 12 million passengers per year. It gives a great leisure and shopping experience by featuring global brands across Duty Free, Retail, Food and Beverage categories. Transport facilities are available from across the city through Shuttle Buses, Radio Taxis and Executive Car Service. The airport is known for having the longest runway (4.26 km) of the country. This leads to smooth take-offs and landing of the aircrafts. There are 130 common check-in, 45 immigration counters, and 16 self check-in spots. This ensures smooth passenger flow and least queuing. The parking facilities are plenty enough to handle more than 3000 cars.
Other facilities include a 308 Room Business Hotel as part of Airport facility, A 17 bed medical centre with quality health care for passengers, and 25 Room lounges with shower and nap room facilities.
Hyderabad Airport or the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is getting a facelift and is expected to be the largest airport in India. The renovation plan is divided into three phases, out of which the first phase of development is almost complete.
Location of Hyderabad Airport:
The airport is located at Shamshabad, Ranga Reddy District of
Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh
How to Reach Hyderabad Airport
Hyderabad Airport is situated a little outside the city. There are taxis and private cars that you can rent to reach the airport but it is very imperative to negotiate the prices. It is also important that you reach the international terminal 3 hours before the scheduled departure of flights and the domestic terminal 2 hours before the scheduled departure of flights since Hyderabad airport is a very busy airport, so reach ahead as checking may take time.
Passenger Facilities offered at the Hyderabad Airport:
• Hotel Booking Counters
• Car Parking
• Duty Free
• F & B
• Radio Taxi
• Baggage Wrapping Services
• Teleservices and Wi-Fi Facility
• Foreign Exchange
• Medical Center
• ATM Services
• Books Stores
• Travel Service counters
• Fuel Station
Domestic Airlines served at the Hyderabad Airport:
Air India (Mumbai), Air India Express (Chennai), Kingfisher Airlines (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Hubli, Indore, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam), Jet Airways (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati), Indian Airlines (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam), IndiGo Airlines (Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai), JetLite (Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Visakhapatnam), Paramount Airways (Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum) and SpiceJet (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam).
International Airlines served at the Hyderabad Airport:
Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Air Arabia, Air India, Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, SilkAir and Thai Airways International.
Cargo at Hyderabad Airport:
Cargos served at the airport include Air India Cargo, Blue Dart Aviation, British Airways, DHL, Emirates SkyCargo, FedEx Express, United Parcel Service, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, KLM Cargo, GATI Air Express, Crescent Air Cargo, and Flying ton Freighters. BJETS is the only Chartered aircraft served at the Hyderabad Airport.