Friday, January 03, 2020

Passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport set to cross 22 million in 2019-20

Hyderabad: With 55 non-stop domestic destinations under its wings, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has emerged as the best-connected facility in south and central India, latest records show. It beat Bengaluru, which reportedly has about 52 connections.
The city’s airport hit a new high in annual footfall during the last financial year, with the figure touching 21.36 million, as against 18.30 million recorded during the previous corresponding year. Sources say, the yearly passenger movement through RGIA might cross 22 million this year. “In fact, RGIA is currently expanding to handle 34 million passengers per annum,” stated a release issued by the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL).
Commissioned in 2008, the airport has eight domestic and 21 international carriers operating out of it. The facility operates 25 passenger airlines connecting 71domestic and international destinations.
03/01/20 Times of India
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