New GMR Hyderabad International/Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Contract

As part of a joint submission under GTA, supported by both ourselves and Airport Design Consult Ltd, we were very pleased to be awarded the contract to augment the capacity of Passenger Terminal Building of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA).

This project explores how the existing terminal can be upgraded to provide additional capacity, develop measures to increase capacity on a short-term basis and assess the capacity of the existing baggage handling system, determining what additional capacity is needed.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is presently owned, operated and maintained by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL).

GHIAL were awarded concession by the Government of India on December 20, 2004 for the Hyderabad International Airport and the company successfully commissioned the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
It was commissioned in a record time of 31 months in March 2008, has a current capacity of 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and 100,000 tons of cargo handling capacity per annum.

The airport provides world-class facilities and infrastructure, in accordance with ICAO standards and practices. It can also handle large aircraft (Code F). RGIA is also the first Indian airport to have the Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC), acting as the nerve center for all coordination within the airport.

RGIA has been rated the best in the world by Airports Council International (ACI) in the 5-15 million passengers category for its Airport Service Quality in 2009 and 2010. In the last 3 years, RGIA consistently maintained its position in the top three ranks in its category for Airport Service Quality.

With master plans for extending the floor plates of the passenger terminal building for 20 MPPA, the ultimate capacity of the airport is 40 MPPA with a two runway system. This is to be developed in a phased manner over the concession period.

The proposal is to augment the capacity of Passenger Terminal Building of RGIA. This involves examining the maximum through put capacity that can be handled through the terminal by redefining the pax flows and realignment of the facilities without increasing the foot print and other parameters.

In working with such a prestigious, successful airport, we aim to successfully overcome the major challenge of anticipating the doubling of demand at RGIA, but within the same footprint. Although concentrating on terminal, our outcomes will impact on the existing external airside and landside infrastructure as well.

With AiQ’s holistic approach and working alongside our partners, we are confident that we can increase capacity at RGIA, while still maintaining their high standards in terms of passenger journey and ICOA.

To find out more or to request our statement of capability presentation, contact us.