GMR Hyderabad Airport has commissioned 26 new parking stands toward the east of the terminal building as part of its ongoing expansion.
With the addition of these stands, the airport now has 83 parking stands from the earlier 57 – 47 remote and 10 aerobridges – enhancing the aircraft handling capacity by over 45%.
Spread over approximately 65,000m² of the apron area, the parking stands took about 10 months to complete. The new stands can hold 22 scheduled Code C aircraft and four Code B aircraft catering to general aviation or business jets.
GBS Raju, business chairman – airports, GMR Group, said, “The addition of these stands is in line with our overall strategy of maximizing the utilization of our assets to enhance passenger and airside capacity. This has a direct bearing on the entire aviation value chain, which benefits immensely from the ability to leverage existing infrastructure and optimize their overall operating costs.”
SGK Kishore, CEO at GMR Hyderabad Airports, added, “Our efforts have always been to give our passengers best-in-class infrastructure and connectivity through the airport. With the phenomenal growth in passenger and cargo throughput, as well as aircraft movements, and the resulting fleet expansions there is a rising demand for aircraft parking stands by airlines.
“Our expansion plan has proactively accommodated all these conditions to ensure enhanced service quality and faster turnaround times.”