Tuesday Jun 03, 2008

The new Bangalore and Hyderabad airports

I travelled to Chennai and Hyderabad last week, to speak at the Sun ISV CxO summit. In the process, I travelled through the new Bangalore and Hyderabad airports. My comments on the airports:

Bangalore Airport :
Its good, and better than the old airport. Connectivity is still a major pain for people living not staying North of Bangalore. I stay in Sanjaynagar, it took me just 40 mins to reach the airport. Its got good connectivity to the NH7 (Bellary Road). The baggage handling, and toilets needs to be ramped up. Its smaller compared to Hyderabad. You have free wifi at Bangalore airport

Hyderabad Airport :
Its very good, and better than the old airport. Connectivity is still an issue, as it is much farther to the city. Looks like an elevated road is coming up. You get hit by the hot Hyderabad weather, and the walk to the cabs, is a long way off. Baggage handling is great, and lots of people to help you.

My verdict (even though, I am an extreme and partisan Bangalorean), Hyderabad airport is better in terms of airport infrastructure.
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Ramblings of a Sun engineer based in Bangalore, India. Strictly my own views and not my employer's.

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