The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),Hyderabad, today inaugurated its second runway. The new parallel runway designated as Rwy 09L/27R is 3707 mtrs long and is Code-E aircraft eg., A340/B747, compliant. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, the operator of RGIA has obtained necessary DGCA clearances, making it the first greenfield airport in the region with two runways.
With the introduction of Rwy 09L/27R, RGIA can continue flight operations uninterupptedly during its regular main runway maintenance on every Tuesdays between 1330-1530 hrs. Airport maintenance is a mandatory requirement for airports around the world. With the second runway being operational, continuity of flight operations on Tuesdays will enhance airside efficiency largely, thus making passenger transit through RGIA convenient.