Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hyderabad airport expansion work to begin in January

Hyderabad: The expansion work at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport here would start by January and it is expected to completed by the end of 2019, a top GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) executive said today.
"The expansion work will start by January. Already, the forecourt expansion works have started. May be, by end of 2019, early 2020, the new expanded terminal will be available," GHIAL CEO SGK Kishore told reporters at an event.
He said the airport is handling around 12,000 flights in a month.
"Currently, we are handling around 12,000 flights in a month... Indian civil aviation is said to be third largest market by 2025... We see a lot of potential both for domestic and international flights. We are enhancing our capacity both on the air side and terminal side," Kishore said.
Hyderabad airport has witnessed 15.24 million passengers per annum in FY2016-17, registering a growth of approximately 22 per cent in overall passenger traffic and 23 per cent growth in air traffic movements over FY2015-16, a GMR release said.
At present, 10 domestic carriers connect Hyderabad with 39 domestic destinations. The airport also connects 18 international destinations with 16 foreign and three Indian carriers.
26/10/17 PTI/Times of India

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