Travellers taking flights to India and landing up at the Hyderabad International Airport will be able to live their shopping fantasies right at the airport. The airport has taken up a project to enhance the retail zone massively

Hyderabad International Airport, also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is all set to impress international tourists taking Hyderabad bound flights to India with its spread of shopping delights.

The airport is looking to increase its already expansive retail avenue by another 150%, with numerous top of the line retail brands having made to the airport.

The airport has allotted an additional 5,000 square feet to set up multi-cuisine restaurants apart from fast food joints. Additionally, the airport has roped in a wide variety of stores like books and stationery chains, jewellery outlets and apparel stores.

The authorities reckon that the retail focus will perk up the profitability of international airport.

“While the first and major phase of the (retail) project has been rolled out in May this year, the second phase will be completed by September. The last phase will be over by the year end,” an official spokesperson of the airport was quoted media reports.

Hyderabad is a popular holiday destination that tempts not only leisure travel buffs to look for tickets on cheap flights to India and land in this city but also attracts corporate executives, being a major business hub of India.

In the recent few months, several new brands have come up at the Hyderabad International Airport. These include Karachi Bakery, WH Smith Bookshop, Krishna Pearls and Jewellers, Taste of India, ‘Anuva’ and Hyderabadi Bangles.

Luxury brands such as Mont Blanc and Swarovski with great deals and popular food chains like KFC and Barista are also available for passengers at the airport.

Experts believe that it is the unexpectedly sluggish improvement in passenger traffic that has led the airport to roll out such a retail overdrive.

Airport officials, however, maintain that the new retail project is taken up to not only amp up airport revenues but to also offer better facilities to domestic as well as international flyers using the airport. The airport hosts most popular full service as well as cheap flight international airlines as well as domestic Indian carriers.

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