HYDERABAD AIRPORT

  • Mock counterterrorism drill at Hyderabad airport June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counterterrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...
  • Hyderabad airport put on red alert after threat letter February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility. Sources said the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO) of the sprawling complex received the letter which threatened...
  • Kingfisher dragged to court for cheque bounce August 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which manages Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, has filed a petition in a local court against Kingfisher Airlines for dishonouring cheques. According to sources, a case has been filed against Vijay Mallyaowned Kingfisher Airlines in Nampally criminal courts in Hyderabad for dishonouring cheques...
  • Delhi, Hyderabad airports top complaint list March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Over 2,800 complaints were registered at various airports for issues like poor service, bad food, lost luggage or other problems, with Delhi and Hyderabad topping the list. Out of 2,888 complaints, around 587 complaints were registered at the Delhi airport while Hyderabad stood second with 236 complaints, followed by...
  • Hyderabad airport best in India: UK panel March 24, 2010

    Brussels:: The Rajiv Gandhi Airport in Hyderabad is the best airport in India, according to Britainbased consultancy Skytrax, which judges the quality of air travel around the world. At a ceremony in Brussels on Tuesday, the Hyderabad airport was given the Best Airport India award. Singapore's Changi airport was named the...
  • Another swine flu case detected in India June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: A man who had been visiting the US and Canada on a regular basis was tested positive for the influenza A(H1N1) virus, commonly known as swine flu, Indian health officials said on Wednesday. The man, whose identity was not revealed, had arrived at the Hyderabad airport from the US...
  • More Hyderabad blues for new airport March 26, 2008

    Hyderabad: Controversies just don't seem to end for the city's new airport. The international ground handlers of the airport Bobba Menezes and IASATS are now accusing the airport developer GMR of breaching the contract. According to the original agreement between the three parties, GMR cannot outsource ground handling...
  • Minor irritants mar first day of Hyderabad's new airport March 23, 2008

    Hyderabad: Unwanted landing, bad weather and a huge crowd marked the launch of the commercial operations of the new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad on Saturday night. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt was scheduled to be the first flight marking the beginning of commercial operations at the airport, but a...
  • Lowcost carriers may delay Hyderabad airport March 18, 2008

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad's new airport in Shamshabad, yet to start operations, could be further delayed. This is because lowcost carriers want groundhandling charges reduced before they start operations from the new airport. I think the airlines are basically opposing this monopolistic pricing, whether it's in the landing charges, whether it's in the...
  • No warm welcome, heated protests await Sonia in Hyderabad March 13, 2008

    Hyderabad: The new airport in Hyderabad to be inaugurated on Friday by Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be named after Rajiv Gandhi and this has upset Telugu Desam Party leaders who say it is an insult to Telugu pride. They say the Congress government should have named the...
  • Commercial use of Hyderabad, Bangalore airports to go on March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: New In a significant Uturn, the Union Government has said that the old airports at Hyderabad and Bangalore can be used commercially. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that commercial flights will be allowed to land and take off from the two airports in the future. On Wednesday,...
  • TDP, Cong in tugofwar over naming of Hyd airport March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The new airport at Hyderabad is once again in controversy as the decision to change its name as the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) seeing red. The TDP legislators claim the original plan was to name the domestic terminal after the party's founder NT...