HYDERABAD: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Friday commenced operations from its second runway. The new parallel runway designated as Rwy 09L/27R is 3,707 m long and CodeE aircraft compliant (A340/B747).
The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, the airport operator has obtained clearances from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, making it the first greenfield airport in the region with two active runways.
With the activation of the new runway, the airport can continue flight operations uninterruptedly during the main runway maintenance on every Tuesdays and continuity of flight operations on Tuesdays will enhance efficiency, thus making passenger transit through RGIA convenient.
An Indigo flight 6E315 from Chennai was the first aircraft to land at 14.07 p.m on the new runway.