Hyderabad airport among world’s top 5

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad built and operated by the GMR group has been declared the 5th best airport in the world and the Number 1 in the 5-15 million passengers category.

Approach road to the airport

Another example why the Government of India has no business running any critical infrastructure in the country.  Look at the shabby airports run by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and then pass through the Hyderabad airport.

The airport air traffic control tower

You will never realise that its situated somewhere in India.  Top class infrastructure with top class service has resulted in RGIA gatecrashing into the hallowed group of airports worldwide. To be even talked in the same breath as Changi, Incheon, Hong Kong etc is an honour and GMR must be roundly applauded for bringing up RGIA to international standards.

This is how the Airports Council International (ACI), an autonomous body representing world airports, adjudged the airports

1.  Incheon, South Korea

2. Changi, Singapore

3. Hong Kong International Airport

4. Beijing International Airport, China

5. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, India

News source: Economic Times

Pictures source: Blacknwhite, Marie, Vincent Tulio, Bert Roos



  1. dinu says:

    Super cool 🙂

    I remember u following the news about the airport close .. 🙂

  2. Am not surprised, the boys did an extremely good job with the Airport right from designing to operations. This is one thing about the new Hyderabad. They’ve huge hunger for International standards rather than settling down for ‘high Indian’ standards.. 😉

    Good to hear it anyway. Indian airports making it big at laaaaaast!

  3. That’s really wonderful. I haven’t been there for a long time, but I remember the pictures you had posted long ago… Hyderabad is going to take Mumbai’s place (unless politics changes in both the places).

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