Hyderabad bags National Tourism Award for best Airport 2011Aviation, Default — By admin on March 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm
GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has been awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award 2011. National Tourism Awards 2010-11, under the best airport category was awarded for providing best facilities to its passengers and guests. The airport has been adjudged as the best airport in India for actively promoting tourism, not only in Andhra Pradesh but also at the pan India level. President of India Mrs. Pratibha Singh Patil gave away the award to Vikram R. Jaisinghani, CEO of GHIAL at an award ceremony in New Delhi today, 29th February, 2012. T h e Mi n i s t r y o f To u r i sm, Government of India presents, the National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year, which includes states/union territories, hotels, travel agents, tour operators, airports, etc., to recognize their performance with an aim to promote tourism. RGIA has now won this award for 2 consecutive years. National Tourism Awards 2010-11, under the best airport category was open for all Indian airports, providing best facilities to its passengers and guests.
Interestingly, with their recent ‘Fly via Hyderabad’ campaign, the airport has been working closely with the domestic airlines to develop connectivity with Tier II/III Indian cities, thus transforming RGIA into South & Central India’s Gateway and Hub of Choice. Commendably, between March- December 2011, the airport has increased its Tier II/III connectivity from 213 frequencies to 405, catering excellent connectivity for passengers. For this, RGIA has identified 18 catchment cities, such as Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mangalore, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Goa, Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Bhopal and others, which act as feeder airports for domestic and international routes via Hyderabad. Recently, the airport also created a unique facility called as ‘transfer assistance’ to assist transfer passengers and provide them a great experience while transiting via Hyderabad.