Happy First Birthday – Hyderabad Airport

The Hyderabad airport completed its first year of operations on the 23rd of March 2009.  In the past one year, i have travelled through the airport 4 times. The first time was when the airport was just 20 days old.  A lot of work was still going on with places being cordoned off and a lot of places cladded up for work related purposes.

I found the airport becoming better and better with each trip of mine.  Service is excellent. Though a bit far off from the city, its very well connected with dedicated buses and cabs.  Spread over a huge area, the approach road to the airport has some of the best landscaping i have ever seen.  Bed of flowers and rows and rows of flowering plants, the airport perks you up the moment you enter the main gates.

Am most happy that its not crowded like Chennai airport.  Access to the airport is restricted for people who have no business being there at the first instance.  Since both domestic and international is under one roof, you never have to leave the airport if you are in transit.

Watch the video of the airport on the occasion of their first birthday.  Its a stunning airport and iam really proud that it stands in my city, Hyderabad.

Hats off GMR.  To all the naysayers who complained about the airport moving from Begumpet to the city outskirts, a visit to the place is sure to zip their mouths shut.

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