Pharmaceutical Hub To The World

Just four years after welcoming its first flight, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is becoming the world’s pharmacy for temperature-sensitive shipments of crucial medicine.


“Without these generic drugs, HIV-affected people in many countries would suffer,” Smith claims. “Thus, HYD’s role is unique.”

Smith does expect competition for the business. He said the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and the Chennai International Airport in Chennai are both likely to follow HYD’s example and set up similar pharmaceutical storage facilities.

About the Author: Manik Mehta is a New York-based journalist with extensive experience covering aviation, including ground support, airports, airlines, infrastructure and passenger/cargo traffic. From his New York base, Mehta travels frequently to Europe and Asia.

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