Hyderabad Airport History:
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is also known as Hyderabad International Airport and is situated near Shamshabad, about 22 km south of downtown Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. It replaced the Begumpet Airport, the former international airport of Hyderabad soon after it came into operation on 23rd March 2008. It is the public-private partnership venture in the Indian airports. It was also the sixth busiest airport in India in terms of international and overall passenger traffic in the fiscal 2010–11.
Hyderabad Airport Terminals
Terminal 1: Domestic
Numbers of domestic flights depart and arrive on this terminal in a single day, connecting the city with all the major cities of the country. All the renowned airlines including Air India, Air India Regional, IndiGo Airlines, SpiceJet etc. depart and arrive here.
Terminal 2: International
The international terminal of the airport is well developed. Each day n numbers of flights come here connecting it to all the major cities of the world. Numerous flights from different airlines ply down from here on a regular basis.
Facilities at Hyderabad Airport:
The airport offers complementary baggage facility to each traveler. From and to the airport, one can get these services without any difficulty. For senior citizens and physically handicapped, the airport offers wheel chair along with free trolley services so that they can reach their destination with ease.
Places to Shop and Eat:
There are n numbers of shops situated within the airport premises. There are numbers of top-notch brands available here where one can shop. Starting from books to stationery, various products are found here at reasonable rates. Numerous eateries are also available here within the airport. One can get a variety of mouth watering foods to eat at a very reasonable price.
Duty Free Shopping:
The duty Free amenities at the airport have been totally renovated. Numbers of new stores have been established here that offers a huge assortment of brands. Each of the products is available at incredible prices. These stores have benchmarked their prices against other duty-free shops globally, including the Middle East.
Connectivity with the City from Hyderabad Airport:
Bus: Aero Express buses are available with non-stop airport shuttle services from the airport. These buses run from the airport to various major destinations including Secunderabad, Secretariat, Masab Tank etc. The A/C coaches of the buses offer safety and comfort at a very nominal cost.
Rail: The distance from Hyderabad Railway Station to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is approximately 13 km. One can get taxis and other public and modes of transport services to reach the railway station from the airport at a minimal cost.
Hyderabad Airport Authority:
The Hyderabad airport authority is responsible for each and every development of the airport. It manages each and every activities of the airport and tries to come up with better projects and amenities. It controls the flights and also takes care of the comfort of the travelers.
Hyderabad Airport Awards & Honors:
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been ranked amongst the world's top five in the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey. It has also won the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Award in the year 2009.
Hyderabad, Land of the Nizams, is one of the most culturally rich cities in India, with a heritage that among other things consists of numerous monuments and culinary dishes that are world-famous, including the Charminar and Hyderabadi Biryani. It is also a modern city, meeting the growing IT needs of India and the world. The city, with its tropical weather, is also known for its pearls and leather. With millions of tourists and business visitors each year, Hyderabad offers numerous daily flights through the new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, and air travel to Hyderabad is popular as many airlines offer budget and discounted air tickets.