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Hyderabad Airport expects to handle 20 mn passengers in FY19

Oct 11, 2018: Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is estimated to handle 20 million passengers, both domestic and international, during the current fiscal, an official at GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited has stated.

IIDT is set to begin operation from October 23
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IIDT is set to begin operation from October 23

Oct 11, 2018: Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is estimated to handle 20 million passengers, both domestic and international, during the current fiscal, an official at GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited has stated.

"In 2015, the airport handled 10 million passengers and in 2018 it almost doubled. In FY19, we would handle 20 million passengers at Hyderabad airport,” the official said.

The airport which handled over 18 million passengers in financial year 2018 has now taken up expansion programme to increase the capacity to 34 to 40 million passengers per annum. The present terminal was designed to handle 12 million passengers.

Meanwhile, the airport has inaugurated the interim international departures terminal (IIDT) that is set to begin operation from October 23. The IIDT is equipped with a host of new technologies including country's first ever remote hand baggage screening facility.

On an average the airport handles over 5,500 international departing passengers and 32 international flight departures daily, connecting to 29 global destinations.

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