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 3,600 1,097 Asphalt
Source: Airports Authority of India[1]

Cuddapah Airport (IATA: CDPICAO: VOCP) is located at Kadapa (formerly Cuddapah) in Andhra Pradesh, India.

History[edit]

The Airport was constructed in 1953, is spread over 229.5 acres (92.9 ha) of land and had a 3,600 ft × 150 ft (1,097 m × 46 m) runway.[1] In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad.[2]

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 [3] 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 [4] and new Air Traffic Control and passenger terminal buildings were constructed. Other facilities at the airport too were developed at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore.[2] AAI plans to operationalise the airport by March 2014.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ a b "Kadapa to be on air map". Times of India. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kadapa airport to be developed". The Hindu. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paucity of funds hits airport works in Kadapa". The Hindu. 20 February 2012. 

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