Hyderabad International Airport on Wednesday inaugurated the Interim International Departure Terminal (IIDT) that is set to begin operations from October 23.
The terminal has been designed to cater to the continued growth in passenger traffic, while the existing Passenger Terminal Building facility has been expanded to more than double the present capacity. The new terminal building is an exclusive concourse to handle check-in, security, immigration, customs processes for departing international passengers.
After completing the formalities, passengers will seamlessly move into the main Passenger Terminal Building using a bank of elevators and escalators, where they will be able to enjoy many passenger amenities including shopping, retail, food and beverages, and lounge access while waiting for boarding.
which when coupled with the new Automatic Tray Retrieval System hand baggage screening, can offer up to double the passengers throughout at security checkpoints, cutting down wait times and enhancing the passenger experience.
Hyderabad International Airport handles over 5,500 international departing passengers and 32 international flight departures daily, connecting to 29 global destinations. The new terminal is located close to the Haj terminal and is adjacent to the international pier of the main passenger terminal building. Currently, 22 airlines operate international flights from the airport.
The terminal was inaugurated by Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) in the presence of Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IAS, Chief Secretary, Telangana government and other dignitaries.