Shamshabad is suburban village and mandal headquarters located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, in Rangareddi district of Andhra Pradesh.
Shamshabad boasts of the Hyderabad International Airport, with the airport has already commenced operations from 23rd March,2008. The airport site totals 5,400-acre (22 km²) in area and the GPS coordinates are 17"15' North and 78"25' East.
Currently the biggest project in Hyderabad, the new international airport, once completed in all the phases, will be able to provide the much needed infrastructure to handle large aircraft and the booming passenger and cargo traffic at Hyderabad.
With world-class facilities and latest technology aimed at providing passenger convenience, this airport is one of the best in the country. Other noteworthy features of the airport are, the longest runway (4.2 km or 2.6 miles) in the country, and extensive connectivity to/from the city.
This multi-phased project is conceptualised on the lines of modular-expansion and is being developed to cater to over 7 million passengers a year in the first phase i.e. March 2008. It would be able to cater to over 50 million passengers a year in the final phase of development.