GMR Hyderabad International Airport commissions 60m-long baggage belt


GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has commissioned a 60m-long baggage belt at the domestic terminal in Hyderabad, India, to speed-up delivery of luggage to passengers.

The commissioning of the baggage belt has been taken up as part of the airport’s ‘Passenger is Prime’ programme in order to provide improved airport experience to passengers.

The belt at the domestic arrivals terminal will enable effective distribution of baggage, which is critical during peak hours.

GHIAL chief executive officer SGK Kishore said: “While the surge in passenger traffic at the airport gives us an opportunity to serve a larger number of our customers, it also inspires us to keep enhancing our facilities to add comfort to their journey.

"We are working on a comprehensive upgrade of our overall baggage handling system, and further improvements will be commissioned soon."

"We are working on a comprehensive upgrade of our overall baggage handling system, and further improvements will be commissioned soon.”

The Hyderabad airport launched Express Security Check Area for passengers flying within the country without any check-in bags.

The concept of check-in bags is being planned to be adopted in other domestic airports.

In the fiscal year from 2016-17, the airport posted a 27% growth in domestic and air traffic movements compared to the previous fiscal year.

This is considered to be the highest among all airports in India.