About Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Built in 2008, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is located 22km south of downtown Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is India's first greenfield airport occupying 5,400 acres of land.
The joint venture company incorporated between Airport Authority of India (AAI), State Government of Andhra Pradesh, GMR Group (GMR) and Malaysia Airports undertook the designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining this airport in Shamshabad, Hyderabad. Project development started in year 2004 and RGIA was inaugurated in March 2008. The concession is for the period of 30 years, with a further option to extend for another 30 years.
It has two runways (4,260m and 3,600m), and services major airlines such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Emirates to name a few. Currently, the airport can accommodate 12 million passengers per year.
RGIA is being developed in three phases, and will provide infrastructure to accommodate 40 million passengers annually upon completion. For two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010, RGIA was ranked number 1 among 49 airports worldwide in the Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ) by the global body, Airports Council International (ACI) in the 5-15 mppa categories.
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