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Hyderabad´s New Airport Open - Very Nice!  
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 890 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6505 times:

Hello everybody,

after some delays, Hyderabad´s new airport has opened and without knowing it previously, I had the delight tonight to be flying out on one of the first flights, working on the LH flight to Frankfurt. I must say, a very nice structure they have there, much, much better than the old Hyderabad airport. The terminal very much reminded me of the airport in Oslo, wooden panels and the design of the roof are quite similar. Anyways, congratulations Hyderabad, I think you can be quite happy about the new airport.


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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6315 times:

Hyderabad Airport - A new era of Indian Aviation begins

http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems...B+R+E+A+K+I+N+G++++N+E+W+S&Topic=0

Photo Gallery - http://www.telugupeople.com/gallery/Pic.aspx?cid=376


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6312 times:

New Hyderabad airport opens, but with initial glitches

Sun, Mar 23 04:15 PM

Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad near here began its commercial operations early Sunday when a Lufthansa flight arrived. But initial hiccups marred the opening day as a KLM flight from Amsterdam failed to land due to 'confusion'.

Its pilot diverted the flight to New Delhi, was denied permission, and finally landed in Mumbai. It was scheduled to land at Shamshabad at 1.45 a.m.

However, the first flight from Frankfurt and four more flights from other destinations had a smooth landing at the new airport, about 30 km from the city centre.................................................

http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad...irport-opens-but-with-46e8b08.html


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6303 times:

The first link doesn't work.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2050 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6128 times:

Great news! Nice to see that India's airports are finally making strides. Amazing what a little privatization can do...

On another note, any word when the new Bangalore airport opens? What about Delhi's Terminal 3?


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6021 times:

Looks excellent from the pics....is there sufficient space kept for future expansion? How many runways does the airport have...? and how many aerobridges...?

What happens to the existing HYD airport...?


User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6006 times:
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User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5699 times:



Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 4):
On another note, any word when the new Bangalore airport opens?

The airport web site suggests that May 11th is now the date...


User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

This is great, it's been a long time in the making.

http://www.newhyderabadairport.com/
http://sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=14628296
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiv_Gandhi_International_Airport

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 5):
What happens to the existing HYD airport...?

AFAIK Begumpet is now closed.

Interesting to note the new airport's ICAO code is VOHS, while the old airport's ICAO code is VOHY. The IATA code remains HYD.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 5335 times:

Future Expansion Plans

Ample space for future development and a replica of the newly opened terminal will made on the opposite side. Currently the airport is capable of handling 12 million passengers and with the completion of the final phase the airport will handle 40 Million passengers.

Project Plan - http://www.newhyderabadairport.com/airways/phases.html


User currently offlineR2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 5296 times:

Looks great, very efficiently planned with room for expansion.

It is often said that India has enormous growth potential for air travel, only limited by its currently inadequate infrastructure. This is an important step in the right direction!


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

Pics taken on the day of inauguration (full credits to the owner of the pics)

http://picasaweb.google.com/keeper.store/NewHyderabadAirport


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27234 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Very nice design . Spacious and nice areas.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

I'd love to check out the Hard Rock Bar! That would be a great t-shirt or pin to have!

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4594 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 2):
But initial hiccups marred the opening day as a KLM flight from Amsterdam failed to land due to 'confusion'.

Its pilot diverted the flight to New Delhi, was denied permission, and finally landed in Mumbai. It was scheduled to land at Shamshabad at 1.45 a.m.

Wait... it flew down to Hyderabad, then up to New Delhi, and then back to Mumbai... how much extra fuel did they have on board?


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

KLM lands in city after delay of 23 Hours


Hyderabad, March 24: The much-awaited KLM–873 landed at 1 am on Monday at the Shamshabad airport after a 23-hour delay. The same flight took off for Amsterdam at around 3 am. Relatives of the passengers heaved a sigh of relief when the plane supposed to land at Shamshabad at around 2 am on Sunday from Amsterdam did not as the pilot found the weather conditions unfavourable. It was re-routed to Mumbai where it remained from 5.30 am to 11 pm on Sunday before it took off for Hyderabad.

As if the 23-hour delay was not enough, passengers had to wait for another two-and-a-half hours for the baggage to be cleared. "Now that my daughter and son-in-law have come I want to forget the bad time," said Mr Purushottam Reddy, a retired engineer, who had led the protest at the airport on Sunday.

http://www.deccan.com/City/CityNews....s%20in%20city%20after%20delay%20of


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4323 times:

Terrain nuisance warning at the new Hyderabad Airport

New Delhi: Pilots of a number of aircraft descending to land at Shamshabad (Hyderabad’s new airport) are having nervous moments minutes before touchdown as some airlines are yet to feed the topographical, terrain and procedure in flight management computers (FMC) of their fleet. As a result, the FMC ‘feels’ that the aircraft is descending at an unknown place and starts belching out ground proximity warning, saying: “Terrain, pull up. Too low’’.
Most Indian pilots, who are well versed with the region’s topography and know that the 15 to 20-mile radius of Shamshabad is flat land, switch off this “terrain nuisance warning’’ and continue their descend. This warning comes in handy when an aircraft is descending at airports that have hills in their final approach path like Mumbai (with Trombay and Kurla hills), Manali and other hill stations. The FMC’s “terrain awareness and warning system’’ keeps a watch on the terrain in the approach path and warns the pilot if its calculations show it could get dangerously close to a hill at the current rate of descend.
Senior ATC officials said a number of aircraft have reported these warnings while landing at the new airport, a figure that was higher on Sunday and reduced on Monday.
“Some airlines may not have fed the instrument landing system details in the FMC. Pilots have paper books that have all details. One pilot reported this at 1,000 feet. Airlines are now feeding these details and instances of such warnings are coming down,’’ the official said. Asked about these warnings in Shamshabad, DGCA chief Kanu Gohain said the flight movement procedures were fully in place and that there was no reason to worry. “First an aircraft’s approach is being handled by Begumpet airport (the old one) and then it is handed over to tower control at Shamshabad. All the standard operating procedures are in place,’’ he said.
A senior commander also said most experienced Indian pilots know this is a “terrain nuisance warning’’ but foreign airlines are natural to take note of it. Something that may explain KLM’s decision to divert its Ahmedabad-Hyderabad flight first to Delhi and then Mumbai on Sunday


User currently offlineJkarp2112 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

I'll miss the old airport as it I used it heavily for a few years.

But, as with basically all airports in India, while the "character" of the old airport being replaced may be missed, the new airport facilities will be welcomed as they are long overdue.

From a tech standpoint, Hyderabad is really the best option for outsourcing companies especially now with the new airport. BLR / BOM / MAA are still in various stages of being built (or being argued about) while HYD is new, the city has less traffic, less competition, and a fantastic tech zone (Microsoft's largest office outside of the U.S. is there, and expanding).


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