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Hyderabad Airport has the best punctuality record, says report

May 15, 2023
Hyderabad Airport

GMR Hyderabad International Airport, operated by GMR Airports Ltd., has achieved a global feat by recording the most punctual airport in the world.

In a recently released report by the aviation analytical firm Cirium, GMR Hyderabad International Airport recorded 90.43 percent On-Time Performance, for the month of March’23. HYD airport is the only airport in the world to cross the 90 % mark.

According to a statement, Cirium reviewed more than 5 million flights globally in the month of March’23. HYD airport topped the charts both in the ‘Global Airports’ and ‘Large Airports’ categories. HYD airport was also ranked 4th in the ‘Large Airports’ category with an OTP of 88.44%, in Nov’22. The airport was selected based on the actual gate departure service which  has 80% or better coverage of the actual departure time and must serve at least three regions (inclusive of its own).

Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GMR Hyderabad International Airport said, “We are thrilled that our airport has been recognized as the most on-time global airport in the world. This prestigious accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a seamless passenger experience and ensuring that travelers reach their destination on time. Over the years, we have implemented the latest technology innovations, improvised the best operational measures and built world- class infrastructure to optimize the airport’s performance. In this journey of delivering excellence, I would like to thank our airline partners, other stakeholders and our team who work tirelessly to enhance our operational efficiency and enable travelers to have a smooth journey when they transit through the airport. We continue to invest in people, technology and skill development to consistently deliver a world-class travel experience.”

Since its inception, GMR Hyderabad International Airport has ushered in a number of first-of-its-kind technological innovations for the airport sector in the country, including the first- ever integrated and centralized Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) and an array of modern passenger information systems and technological initiatives. GHIAL’s seamless process and operational procedures like Express Security check- in, Self Check -in kiosks, E Boarding, video analytics etc; ensure on time performance (OTP) for its airline partners.