Cuddapah Airport

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Cuddapah Airport
కడప విమానాశ్రయం
IATA: CDPICAO: VOCP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Kadapa
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates 14°30′36″N 078°46′22″E / 14.51000°N 78.77278°E / 14.51000; 78.77278Coordinates: 14°30′36″N 078°46′22″E / 14.51000°N 78.77278°E / 14.51000; 78.77278
Map
VOCP is located in India airports
VOCP
VOCP
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Source: Airports Authority of India[1]

Cuddapah Airport (Telugu: కడప విమానాశ్రయం) (IATA: CDPICAO: VOCP) is located 10 km north west of Kadapa (formerly Cuddapah) in Andhra Pradesh, India.

History[edit]

The Airport was constructed in 1953, is spread over 669.5 acres (270.9 ha) of land and had a 6,562 ft × 150 ft (2,000 m × 46 m) runway . This new runway was completed under the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis at a cost of Rs. 21 crore in 2009. In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad.

Upgrade[edit]

The State Government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in March 2007 for developing the existing airports at Kadapa and Warangal to handle ATR-42 and ATR-72 type of aircraft [2] The airport is being developed on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. A new 2 km runway was completed at a cost of Rs 21 crore in 2009.[3] In addition, a 11-km long compound wall was constructed with an outlay of Rs. 24 crore. In the second phase, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) building, passenger terminal, parking bays and internal roads were built at a cost of Rs. 13 crore. Other facilities are developed at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore.[4]Kadapa airport works nearing completion[5] Kadapa airport will be inaugurated by the chief minister of Andhra pradesh on 1 March 2015.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service.[6]

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