A prominent IT hub and a popular holiday destination among cultural buffs taking India bound flights, the city of Hyderabad has for long been on the radar of global airline operators looking to expand network in the country. However, it is only recently that concrete reports of major global players planning to start direct flights to India’s southern city have been trickling in.
Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is one of the best airports in the world and it sure is a win-win situation for airlines and the city, in case the airport blossoms into a major aviation hub for international airlines. Foreign travellers, too, would be able to net easy and convenient options on flights to South India, apart from enjoying award-winning services of the Hyderabad airport.
Online media sources reveal that as many as three major global carriers are ready to kick off flight operations to the RGIA in the near future.
Apart from budget carriers Tiger Airways and Thai Smile, Kenya Airways too is hopeful of starting flights to India’s south city soon.
While Tiger Airways will become the second operator to offer direct flights between Singapore and Hyderabad from September 28, Thai Smile will start offering cheap flight alternatives on Thailand- Hyderabad route from September 16.
Kenya Airways also made it clear that the metropolis features in the airline’s future flights operations planning when it comes to expansion in India. Indonesia's Garuda, Ethiopian Airlines, Jetstar Asia and Myanmar Airways are other carriers that may start flights to India’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in near future.