Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS) also known as Hyderabad International Airport, is an international airport near Shamshabad, about 22 km (14 mi) south of downtown Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The airport is named after former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. It replaced the former international airport of the city, Begumpet Airport. Commercial flight operations began at 12:01 am on 23 March 2008. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the second public-private partnership venture in the Indian airports, the first being the Cochin International Airport. For the financial year 2010–11, it was the sixth busiest airport in the country in terms of international and overall passenger traffic.

Hyderabad International Airport features as the top among Indian airports in the ranking of world airports for the year 2013 by the UK based aviation research organisation, Skytrax. It serves as a hub for SpiceJet, Lufthansa Cargo and Blue Dart Aviation and also a focus city for Air India, Jet Airways, and JetLite.

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