Domestic carriers may launch intl services from Hyd

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 21:51 hrs


GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) chief executive officer Vikram Jaisingani today said some of the domestic airlines were expected to launch international services from Hyderabad in the next five-six months.


“Discussions on various routes, including the Middle East and Bangkok, are being considered by these new players,” he said while refusing to disclose the names of these domestic carriers.

There are 15 international carriers operating about 40 daily services from Hyderabad to various destinations outside the country. They are also planning to add more services in the coming months, according to him.

This, he expects, will compensate the decline in domestic traffic this year to an extent besides providing further impetus to their long drawn plan to make Hyderabad airport a gateway for all the important international destinations. International passenger traffic this financial year is expected to touch 2 million as compared with 1.9 million last year while a 2-3 per cent fall in domestic traffic is imminent, according to him. Last year Hyderabad airport registered a traffic of 8.5 million passengers.

Tiger Airways' corporate fare package

Singapore low-cost international carrier Tiger Airways today announced the launch of corporate fare package in partnership with travel network and technology company Via.Com. It has signed a distribution agreement with Via.Com under which the latter will provide access to its network of travel agencies besides promoting international routes via Hyderabad.

Under the corporate package the company is offering free check-in baggage of up to 25 kg and priority boarding among other things. Tiger airways is also planning to increase the services from Hyderabad to daily.

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