The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here witnessed over 1.5 million domestic passengers and around 0.27 million international travellers last month, which is 93 percent and 86 percent of pre-COVID-19 domestic and international passengers levels.
A press release from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which manages the airport, said compared to other metro airports in the country, Hyderabad aerodrome has the highest international passenger recovery during April 21-March 22.
In the domestic segment, the recovery was at par with the Delhi International Airport, which is another GMR Group airport.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO – GHIAL, said the airport has seen a rise in passenger footfall and there seems to be a gradual rebound in aviation travel with declining COVID cases and increasing numbers of vaccinated travellers.
"With many countries easing restrictions and opening up skies to travellers, we are hopeful that the momentum will continue to sustain. We are all set to give enhanced passenger service and enable smoother airport operations with the first phase of the expansion set to commence services. Efforts are on to connect Hyderabad to more destinations across India and the globe," Panicker said.