Rajahmundry Airport

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Rajahmundry Airport
రాజమండ్రి విమానాశ్రయము
IATA: RJAICAO: VORY
RJA is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Rajahmundry, East Godavari
Location Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates 17°06′37″N 081°49′06″E / 17.11028°N 81.81833°E / 17.11028; 81.81833Coordinates: 17°06′37″N 081°49′06″E / 17.11028°N 81.81833°E / 17.11028; 81.81833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,710 1,740 Asphalt

Rajahmundry Airport (IATA: RJAICAO: VORY) is located at Madhurapudi, 18 km North of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Besides commercial flights to Hyderabad, the air strip is extensively used by the helicopters of the ONGC and other government agencies for its offshore oil exploration operations.[1]

History[edit]

The airport was constructed during the British era and is spread over an area of 366 acres. It was served by Vayudoot between 1985 and 1994 and by VIF Airways in 1995.[2] The Andhra Pradesh government signed a MoU worth Rs. 23 crore with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in February 2007 for modernising the airport.[1] Works on the new terminal building to accommodate 150 passengers and control tower were completed in 2011 at a cost of Rs 38 crore. The terminal was inaugurated on 16 May 2012.[3] The AAI's plans to extend the existing runway from 1,749 metres to 3,125 metres to enable landing of aircraft like the Airbus A320 has met with resistance from local land-owners.[4] Approximately 700 more acres would be needed for this expansion.[3] Limited by runway length, airlines operate smaller 70 seat turbo-prop aircraft like the ATR-72 (Jet Airways)and the Q-400 (SpiceJet) into Rajahmundry. As of now, The government sanctioned about 80 crore rupees for its expansion.

People from East and West Godavari Districts use Rajahmundry Airport to travel to Hyderabad, Banglore and Chennai.

Airport of A.P. Sate Rajahmundry

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger
Airlines Destinations
JetKonnect Hyderabad
SpiceJet Hyderabad

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