The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), a GMR-led consortium, on Friday, June 17 said the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) was adjudged having the ‘Best Airport Staff in India and South Asia’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.
The airport has also progressed in its overall ranking, moving from 64th position in 2021 to 63rd position in 2022 in the World’s Top 100 Airport league.
Additionally, RGIA bagged the second rank for the Best Regional Airport in India and South Asia 2022; the third rank for Best Airport in India and South Asia 2022; the fourth rank in Cleanest Airport in India and South Asia 2022; and the sixth rank in the Best Regional Airport in Asia 2022 categories.
“We would like to dedicate this prestigious award to all our remarkable airport staff, stakeholders and partners working at Hyderabad Airport without whose support we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this during a challenging phase of the pandemic. With the motto of ‘Passenger is Prime’, our team, with its unwavering dedication and commitment, have ensured that every passenger is taken care of while traveling through our airport. All stakeholders worked collaboratively towards passenger delight with a single-minded focus. With a travel rebound now happening, we are all geared up to provide our passengers a memorable transit through the Hyderabad International Airport.”Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL)
The trophy was presented to RGIA officials at a ceremony at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France, according to a press release.
“We congratulate Hyderabad Airport for their success in winning this most important award as the Best Airport Staff in India & South Asia. The last two years has been extremely difficult for airports worldwide having to cope with the many restrictions of COVID-19 and the severe drop in travel demand. With air travel quickly returning to a more normal level, the challenge to deliver the highest standards is being well met here at Hyderabad Airport.”Edward Plaisted, CEO, Skytrax
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad, about 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of Hyderabad.
It was opened on 23 March 2008 to replace Begumpet Airport, which was the sole civilian airport serving Hyderabad. Built over an area of 5,495 acres (2,224 ha), it is the largest airport in India by area. It has also ranked in AirHelp’s list of top 10 airports in the world.
The fourth busiest airport in India by passenger traffic, it handled 12.4 million passengers and 140,075 tonnes (154,406 short tons) of cargo between April 2021 and March 2022.
The airport has one passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and two runways. There are also aviation training facilities, a fuel farm, a solar power plant and two MRO facilities.