Hyderabad Airport commissions 26 new aircraft stands

GMR led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), in Hyderabad, has commissioned 26 new aircraft parking stands, as part of the ongoing expansion.

The airport plans to build over 65,000 square metres of apron area in 10 months, almost doubling aircraft handling capacity. The 26 new parking stands will be towards the east of the Passenger Terminal Building.

GBS Raju, business Chairman for Airports at GMR Group, said: “The addition of these stands is in line with our overall strategy of maximizing the utilization of our assets to enhance passenger and airside capacity.

“This has a direct bearing on the entire aviation value chain, which benefits immensely from the ability to leverage existing infrastructure and optimize their overall operating costs.”

Hyderabad Airport now has 83 parking stands, and the new stands can hold 22 scheduled Code C aircraft and 4 Code B aircraft catering to general aviation or business jets.

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