Thursday, January 02, 2020

RGIA turning into air travel hub

Hyderabad: Around 20 million passengers travelled from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad between January and November 2019, airport sources said.
The top five international destinations that were connected with the RGIA were the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Thailand while the top five domestic destinations connected from Hyderabad were Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai.

Eight new domestic destinations — Jharsguda, Gorakhpur, Kishangarh, Gwalior, Belgaum, Mysuru, Nasik and Tiruchirapalli were also connected with the RGIA this year.
According to officials, the RGIA is the best connected airport in the south and central India with 55 non-stop domestic destinations. It is 6th busiest airport in India in terms of air traffic movement.
The GMR-led Hyderabad airport has come a long way since it became operational in 2008. As India’s first modern greenfield airport developed in public-private partnership, the It has consistently raised its bar both in terms of service and operational excellence, the officials said.
The airport has experienced robust growth in passenger traffic over a period of time, with a four-year compound annual growth rate of around 20 per cent from financial years 2015 to 2019.
02/01/20 Srnivas M/Telangana Today
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