Hyderabad airport retains tag of ‘most favoured’ in South India

Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the most favoured airport in South Central India since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited, the transfer traffic increased from 9% in 2015 to 26% in 2022. It is the only airport where all 10 domestic airlines fly from. Following the pandemic, Hyderabad airport recovered faster than all other metro airports in India.

There has been an increase in the number of domestic destinations reached in the post-pandemic times. In the pre-pandemic times, the airport was connected to 55 domestic airports. It is now connected to 70 destinations. Hyderabad has the right mix of passenger traffic, the release from GMR stated.

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Along with the MNCs and corporate, Hyderabad has strong VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives), Tourists, MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises), and student traffic.

In the last two years, these segments have helped the airport recover faster than any other Metro Airport in India. We have witnessed the recovery at a very consistent pace.

Internationally the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is connected to South Asia, Southeast Asia the Middle East, within a flying time of 4 hours. Since the domestic destinations can be reached within 2 hours of flying time, domestic traffic from India and transfer traffic from those regionas can support the traffic requirement for long haul flights to the USA, Europe & Australia.

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