Hyderabad: All international departures will be operated from the Interim International Departures Terminal from 10.30 am on October 23. International passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines before leaving for the airport.
Passengers who have booked on Air India flights AI 127, AI 952, AI 978, AI 988, AI 966 and AI 051 and travelling to domestic destinations are advised to report at the Interim International Terminal (IIDT).
The IIDT is located adjacent to the Haj terminal and can be accessed from both Shamshabad and Srisailam sides of the airport’s main approach road via Rotary 1 (cargo rotary).
Signage with directions to IIDT have been placed starting from the airport approach road. A dedicated free shuttle service has been arranged between the existing terminal and IIDT. It will be available at the arrivals ramp and will operate at regular intervals.
The IIDT is 2 km from the main terminal, and transit between the two takes about five minutes. Volunteers have been deployed at the parking spots and entrance to help the passengers for the first few days to avoid confusion.
The IIDT can handle check-in, security, immigration and customs processes. After completing these formalities, the passengers will move into the main passenger terminal building using a bank of elevators and escalators.
The IIDT, launched on October 10, is said to be equipped with new technologies including India’s first remote hand baggage screening facility.
Together with the new automatic tray retrieval system at hand baggage screening, passenger throughput can be doubled at security checkpoints, it was stated. This would reduce waiting time for passengers.
In case of any query, passengers were advised to contact the following helpline numbers: 040-66546370; 040-66606660.
GHIAL chief executive officer S.G.K. Kishore said the IIDT had been developed to offer additional interim capacity.
He said the changes would affect only the departing international passengers....