Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana.
It is located in Shamshabad, about 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of Hyderabad and it was opened on 23 March 2008 to replace Begumpet Airport, which was the sole civilian airport serving Hyderabad.
It is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
Built over an area of 5,500 acres (2,200 ha), it is the largest airport of India by area.
It is owned and operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), a public–private consortium.
It has also ranked in AirHelp's list of top 10 airports in the world.
The fourth busiest airport in India by passengers traffic, it handled 12.4 million passengers 140,075 tonnes of cargo between both April 2021 and March 2022.Read more on Wikipedia →