Popularly known as Shamshabad Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is undoubtedly one of the best airports in the country. Many accolades and awards have been bestowed, which further authenticate its high quality service and excellent structure.
Recently held Garden Festival, 2015, which was conducted by the Department of Horticulture of Telangana Government, also recognized and appreciated the work of RGIA. Fifth time in the row, the international airport of Hyderabad won its first prize for the best landscape. Along with it, many a time since its inauguration, it has been awarded. For instance, it also recently received Golden Peacock Environment Management Award, 2015. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad also boasts of being the 3rd best airport in the world in 5 - 15 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) Category. It has been rated as the best airport in the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011 while second best in the year of 2013 and third best in 2014 year.
These awards not only showcase Hyderabad international airport as an ideal place but also ensures a wonderful experience to every traveler. Further enhancing the experience will be the soon to start e-boarding facility. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, (RGIA) Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country which has received the Regulatory Approval for Implementation of E-boarding from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). With an area of 14,330 sq.mts, it also has the largest cargo facility, serving as a prime doorway to the entire South Central India’s supply chain.
RGIA Hyderabad is known for its facilities and services that it offers in a wide array of sectors. Not only for passengers, there have been many steps towards the betterment of environment and the surrounding areas as well. For instance, to maintain the ecological balance, an area of 273 acres has been developed into a vast spread of lush greenery with varied species of plants. An area of 971 hectares was in fact left untouched by the airport authorities.
The primary feature which differentiate Shamshabad airport from the other airports of India is its location. It enjoys proximity to almost all the major cities of the country. Most of the important Indian cities are within 2 hours of covering distance from here. It is also well placed when it comes to international destinations; RGIA is within 5 hours of travel time from many prominent cities of South East Asia and Middle East.
At the moment, RGIA has about seven domestic airlines which connect the city to 31 destinations all across the country. Along with this, about 15 foreign airlines in addition to 3 Indian airlines are connecting Hyderabad city to 20 destinations around the world.
Located at a distance of 25 km from the centre of the city, even the route to Hyderabad international airport from outer ring road presents pleasing opportunity for long drives. Many people take a long drive on its route for a refreshing break from crowd of cities.
Baggage Wrap at Hyderabad Airport (RGIA)
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (RGIA) offer Baggage Wrapping facilities on the ramp just before Gate 2 entrance and also prior to Row F check-in counters. You can seal your suitcase, backpack, any box or carry-on baggage / luggage in tough & tamper proof plastic film. You can securely wrap almost any luggage item and outsized items. The price is 300 (INR) per Bag inclusive of all applicable taxes.
Porter Service at Hyderabad Airport (RGIA)
Porter Service is available at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (RGIA) at the entrance of Departure Gates and as well as at Arrivals.
- 100 for Domestic Arrivals & Departures
- 200 for International Arrivals & Departures
Buggy Service at Hyderabad Airport (RGIA)
At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (RGIA) Free Buggy services are available at the following places:
- International Departure area just after security check
- Domestic Departure area just after security check
- Domestic Arrival area
Hyderabad Airport Lodge & Dormitory(RGIA)
Lodging & Dormitory Facility with both both A/C and Non-Non options is available at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (RGIA).
Shower at RGIA100 for 30 minutes Shower
Non-Ac Dormitory at RGIA
- 200 for 6 hours of Non-Ac Dormitory
- 325 for 12 hours of Non-Ac Dormitory
- 475 for 24 hours of Non-Ac Dormitory
Ac Dormitory at RGIA
- 325 for 6 hours of Ac Dormitory
- 475 for 12 hours of Ac Dormitory
- 620 for 24 hours of Ac Dormitory
Standard Ac Rooms at RGIA
- 1050 for 12 hours of Single Ac Room
- 1450 for 24 hours of Single Ac Room
- 1450 for 12 hours of Double Ac Room
- 1800 for 24 hours of Double Ac Room
Deluxe Ac Rooms at RGIA
- 1400 for 12 hours of Single Ac Room
- 1850 for 24 hours of Single Ac Room
- 1750 for 12 hours of Double Ac Room
- 2250 for 24 hours of Double Ac Room