Hyderabad Airport’s expanded ‘new east area’ is now operational

Hyderabad: To accommodate surging air passenger count, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) launched its new east area on Friday, November 3.

The expansion project includes additional check-in counters, security screening machines, immigration and emigration counters, and improved domestic and international pier buildings with lounges, retail, and food outlets.

New arrival hall at Hyderabad Airport

A new arrival hall with indoor landscapes and a walk-through duty-free space has been introduced, making it one of the largest arrival duty-free areas in India.

Additionally, a dedicated transit area for domestic layovers, and reducing transfer times is an add-on to the features.

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Likewise, airside areas have been enhanced with additional aircraft stands, taxiways, and advanced lighting systems.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport, in a press release, stated that the new east area connects departure and arrival passengers, offering 24 domestic departure gates, passenger boarding bridges, and a domestic-to-domestic transfer area.

“The entire expanded east area is equipped with various facilities and inspired by the Indian Roller bird, a symbolic State Bird of Telangana,” said a release.

It is equipped with 22 escalators, 22 elevators, two travelators, 19 staircases, nine restrooms designed for men, nine restrooms tailored for women and two ablution restrooms.