RAJIV GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • After Congress, Telangana BJP objects to renaming of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport November 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aviation Ministry's decision to rename the domestic terminal at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after former CM NT Rama Rao has triggered a row and it is not just the Congress that is up in arms. The Telangana state BJP is also upset with the decision and plans...
  • Wrong to say Rajiv Gandhi's name removed from Hyderabad airport: Aviation Minister November 26, 2014

    The Congress MPs created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over renaming the Rajiv Gandhi airport in Hyderabad. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "It is wrong to say that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed. His name continues in Hyderabad international airport and NTR's name has been added...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport April 5, 2014

    A passenger allegedly attempted suicide inside a plane at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad area in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday. The passenger identified as Mohd Imtiyaz slit his throat using a blade in the washroom of the flight which arrived from Dubai at the airport in Hyderabad,...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Three airports in India - Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad - have made it to the list of top 100 airports in the world. According to Skytrax World airport awards, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at Delhi run by the GMR group is at 59th place in the...
  • Hyderabad: Over 1 kg gold seized from three air passengers January 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Over one kg of gold was seized on Tuesday and three passengers were detained by the customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad. On suspicion, the Air Intelligence Wing of Customs intercepted a male passenger, who landed from Bangkok, and during checking found 333 grams...
  • Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 510 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were given at the recently concluded SkytraxWorld Airport Awards held...
  • Hyderabad: Narcotics worth Rs 3.18 cr seized, 6 held November 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Six persons have been held in two separate cases for allegedly selling and carrying narcotics, with officials seizing over 10.5 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 3.18 crore from their possession, police said. Two persons were held by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad...
  • Hyderabad: UAE flight makes emergency landing October 23, 2011

    Hyderabad: The world's largest airplane Airbus A380 made an emergency landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, an airport official said. The Emirates flight, with 481 passengers on board, was on its way from Bangkok to Dubai. "The aircraft landed with 481 passengers safely at 3.40 am," an airport spokesman...
  • Air Asia staff dies of shock in freak incident September 5, 2010

    Hyderabad: A woman employee of Air Asia airline died allegedly due to shock after her hand got stuck in an aerobridge, which was being retracted after boarding of passengers in a flight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Sunday morning. The incident occurred when Amritha Roy (24), a...
  • Telugu star couple tries to board flight with revoler August 30, 2008

    Hyderabad: Telugu filmstar couple Rajasekhar and Jeevita on Saturday created a sensation at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad by trying to board an aircraft with a revolver. They were stopped by security personnel when they noticed a revolver in Jeevita's handbag. When questioned, they said it was their licensed...
  • 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...
  • Hyderabad gets new airport but no roads to get there February 12, 2008

    Hyderabad: The first aircraft landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad without any trouble on Tuesday evening. Built at a cost of Rs 2,500 crore, the 5,500acre sprawling airport complex has all modern facilities. But to get there, travellers will have to undertake a 25kilometre journey on bad...
  • Hyderabad's new airport gets ready for takeoff February 12, 2008

    Hyderabad: The new international airport in the city is almost ready and the first trial run will take place on Tuesday. The first flight is scheduled to land at 4 pm, at the airport that is being touted as a traveler's paradise. The Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad which has been open...
  • Metro Wipes: News from Indian metros February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: A Deputy General Manager of BHEL, Veerendra Kumar and his wife, Usha committed suicide on Monday morning. The Rs 2,500 crore Rajiv Gandhi International Airport will see the first trial run on Tuesday. The Delhi High Court directed the CBI to file its status report regarding the investigation...