|GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group (63%) in partnership with government of India (13%), government of Andhra Pradesh (13%) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11%). The Company was incorporated to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a world class greenfield airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad. The project is based on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and is structured on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) was inaugurated on March 14, 2008 and commenced commercial operations from March 23, 2008.
The airport which was commissioned in a record time of 31 months has capacity to handle 12 million passengers (mppa) and 100,000 tons of cargo per annum in Phase I. The Project has the flexibility to increase the capacity to accommodate over 40 mppa and shall be developed in a phased manner.
The airport has world-class facilities and infrastructure compatible with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and practices to handle large aircraft and International traffic. The integrated domestic and International terminals have 117,000 square metre floor space, 12 contact boarding bridges, 30 remote stands, 142 Common User Terminal Equipment (CUTE), 16 self-check-in kiosks (Common User Self Service- CUSS) and 46 immigration counters. The airport also incorporates modern IT systems like Flight Information Display Screens, Baggage Handling System (BHS) and uses Airport Operational Database (AODB) technology for the first time in India. RGIA is the first Indian airport to have the Airport Operations Control Centre, the nerve centre for all coordination within the airport.
Lying within two-hour flight distance from all major Indian cities and four hour flight distance from Middle East and South East Asia, the Hyderabad International Airport is strategically located at the centre of India. It has great potential to transform into one of the busiest air travel hubs in India, and an important destination-cum-transit location bridging the East and the West.
The modular integrated Cargo facility spread over 14,330 sq.mt with has the capacity to handle 100000 MT annually. There is an exclusive apron adjoining it that can accommodate Code-F aircraft.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is planning to develop India’s first Airport City (Aerotropolis) spread over 1,000 acres in its vicinity. It will have a unique concept of integrated ecosystem covering activity centers like education, healthcare, leisure & entertainment, sports, hospitality and offices. This high-end Airport City will focus on sustainable development using Green Technologies and new generation digital infrastructure along with quality physical infrastructure. The Airport City will also house aero related economic activities like logistics and Aero-SEZ.
Towards this end, GHIAL has formed a joint venture with Malaysian Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and developed India’s first of its kind MRO facility. This can provide maintenance services for B737-NG Series, A320 Series and ATR 42/72 Aircraft.
GHIAL and Airports Council International , (ACI World) Geneva, have signed an agreement for the appointment of GMR Aviation Academy as a Global Training Hub for the Asia Pacific region. The Academy has started offering varied courses.
Hyderabad Airport was rated the 2nd Best Airport in the world in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category in Airport Service Quality by Airports Council International , 2010, 2011 & 2012. It also bagged the SATTE-2012 award for the “Best Performing Domestic Airport” in the aviation sector, SKYTRAX award for India’s 3rd Best Airport, 2012 and the “Certificate of Merit” award 2011 for energy conservation from Ministry of Power, Government of India on December 14, 2011.
RGIA is also the first airport in the world to get the Leadership Energy and Environment Design (LEED) ‘Silver’ rating for its eco-friendly design.
For enhancing the quality of life in the communities living around the RGIA, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, the CSR wing of the GMR Group has won the ORBIS award, and the TERI Award
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 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.