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 (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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service. Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh will be our third destination from Bengaluru when we get the additional three ATRs as it has no air connectivity said Shyson Thomas, managing director, Air Pegasus [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ "Kadapa airport to be developed". The Hindu. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paucity of funds hits airport works in Kadapa". The Hindu. 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kadapa to be on air map". Times of India. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Centre asks states to cut taxes on ATF". businessstandard. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 

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