Comparable to the best in the world, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is the India’s first airport to be operational under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
- The spanking airport has been designed by Hong Kong architects Winston Shu and Gumund Stokke.
- The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamsabad about 40kms away from the city.
- The Hyderabad airport boasts of a 4,260 metre runway that is the the longest in South East Asia.
- The non-polluting airport has 100,005 square metre glass encased terminal, that has promised natural light to passengers.
- First airport in the country that has no demarcation between international and domestic terminals.
- Can handle 12 million passengers in the first phase and 40 million passengers within a year.
- Can handle 1 million tons of cargo annually.
- Hyd airport has the tallest air traffic control (ATC) tower in the country at 75 metres
- Hyderabad Airport has been built at a cost of Rs 2,478 crore by GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL).
- GHIAL has build, own and operate the airport for 60 years.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by GMR Group (63%) and Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (11%), Government of Andhra Pradesh (13%) and Airports Authority of India (13%) as the other consortium partners.