An airport in India has been honoured for its green credentials.

Holidaymakers who take flights to Hyderabad look set to arrive in one of the greenest establishments in India.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has been handed an Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2 in recognition of its efforts to cut carbon emissions.

GMR Hyderabad International Airports Ltd (GHIAL) has welcomed the accolade, particularly as it was awarded following independent verification using internationally recognised methodology.

Vikram Jaisinghani, chief executive of GHIAL, commented: “This accreditation is a significant milestone in the advancement of the airport’s overall sustainability strategy.”

RGIA was handed the award at this year’s ACI Asia-Pacific Small Airports Seminar.

This comes shortly after the Times of India reported that the Airports Authority of India plans to expand a number of domestic airports so they can handle international routes.

The move could potentially help to bolster the country’s appeal as a holiday destination in many different parts of the world.

Written by Ruth Norris

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