Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) was commissioned in a record time of 31 months and inaugurated on March 14, 2008, with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and 150,000 tons of cargo handling capacity per annum. The Project has the flexibility to increase capacity to accommodate over 40 MPPA and shall be developed in a phased manner.
RGIA is located strategically at the geographical centre of India within two hours flying time to all major cities in India. It is also well positioned globally within a five hour radius from all major cities in the Middle East and South East Asia. Thus, RGIA has the potential to not only become one of the main air travel hubs in India, but also an important center for destination-cum-transit location for travel between the Eastern and the Western part of the world.
The cargo facility at RGIA is the gateway to the whole of South Central India’s supply chain. RGIA, Hyderabad boasts of the largest modular integrated cargo facility, which is spread over 14,330 sq.mts.
RGIA is all-weather, world-class Airport with Code-F (A380 compatible) runway and apron. It houses India’s first Pharma Zone that offers temperature-controlled Truck-Dock to airside environment. Lufthansa Cargo has certified the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), to be one of its key cargo hubs in South Asia for the transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. RGIA has India’s first and only airport based Free Trade Zone (FTZ) & Aerospace Park. With state-of-the-art facilities like Envirotainer base (temperature-controlled ULDs), AFS (Air Freight Station) and RFS (Road Feeder Service) network providing multi-modal transport connectivity, RGIA is well on its way to achieve its vision of becoming the Logistics Hub for India and South Asia Region.
RGIA has been consistently rated amongst the best airports having been ranked as the best airport in 2009, 2010, 2011, second best in 2012 and 2013 and third best in 2014.
Year after year, RGIA has raised the bar in terms of facilities and services for passengers, reflected by the significant progress made in the ASQ score since 2009, when the score was 4.44. The consistent accomplishment reflects RGIA’s unflinching endeavor to constantly strive to deliver service excellence and offer the best to the travellers from all across the globe.
RGIA, Hyderabad is well set to establish the city prominently on the global aviation map, thereby contributing to the prosperity, growth and all round economic development of the region.
- Link to GHIAL website