RGIA completes 1 month of operations

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Hyderabad, Apr 23 (UNI) The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad successfully completed one month of commercial operations yesterday with Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) growing by 16 per cent and a 13 per cent growth in passenger volumes. The fuel uplift, which was about 550 KL per day at the Begumpet Airport, has doubled to 1,100 KL per day at the RGIA. This was due to reduction in tax on ATF from 33 per cent to four per cent and also due to the Open Access Model existing at the airport, according to a statement released here today.

The new airport is also attracting the attention of many a global airline company many of whom were keen on placing this airport in their operations map.

The first among them would be the Gulf Air which would launch its operations to Hyderabad from July one, 2008 with its A320 aircraft.

British Airways is set to start its operations from October 2008.

UNI BR GM PBHT2112

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