Rajiv Gandhi Airport is the third best in world

Hyderabad: GMR Group-run Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has been adjudged the third best airport in the world in service quality in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category.

The airport has been ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) ahead of global contenders like Abu Dhabi, Adelaide, Geneva, Cape Town, Hamburg and London Luton Airports, GMR said in a statement here today.

While in 2010 the airport scored 4.51 points overall, 2011 score led the Hyderabad airport to 4.57 in the category.

Year after year RGIA had consistently raised its standards and has made significant progress since 2009 when the score was 4.44, it said.

The airport`s foremost responsibility is to improve facilities for passengers and offer them a convenient and comfortable transit, said Vikram Jaisinghani, Chief Executive Officer, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the operator of RGIA.