GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has commissioned a new baggage belt at the domestic arrival terminal to ensure faster baggage delivery for the passengers.

The development of the new baggage reclaim belt was yet another project taken up under the Hyderabad airport’s ‘Passenger is Prime’ programme aimed at delivering an enhanced airport experience to all passengers.

Speeding up delivery The new 60-metre-long baggage belt at domestic arrivals will help effectively distribute the baggage loads, especially during peak hours and would speed up the baggage delivery to arriving passengers

SGK Kishore, Chief Executive Officer, GHIAL, 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.”

Express security check area The airport had earlier introduced Express Security Check Area for domestic passengers flying without any check-in bags, a concept that is now being considered for adoption across the country.

Hyderabad airport has registered a growth of 27 per cent in both domestic passenger traffic and domestic air traffic movements in the financial year 2016-17 over FY2015-16, which is the highest among all metro airports in India.

Hyderabad airport has deployed passenger service associates to provide assistance to passengers with special needs such as expecting mothers, ladies travelling alone, women travelling with infants, senior citizens and passengers with reduced mobility, among others.