Vellore Airport

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Vellore Airport
வேலூர் விமான நிலையம்
Airport type Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Vellore
Location Vellore
Elevation AMSL 764 ft / 233 m
Coordinates 12°54′31″N 079°04′00″E / 12.90861°N 79.06667°E / 12.90861; 79.06667Coordinates: 12°54′31″N 079°04′00″E / 12.90861°N 79.06667°E / 12.90861; 79.06667
Vellore Airport is located in Tamil Nadu
Vellore Airport
Vellore Airport
Location in Tamil Nadu
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 2,600 792 PEM

Vellore Airport (ICAO: VOVR) is an airstrip located in Abdullapuram,5 Kilometres east of Vellore city, Tamil Nadu, India. The airstrip, spread over 51.5 acres (208,000 square metres), was re-activated in July 2006 [1] to facilitate regular flying by trainee pilots of the Madras Flying Club whose operations were restricted with the increase in scheduled aircraft movement at Chennai Airport. The Club stopped its training activities in March 2011.[2] The Tamil Nadu government had announced that it would speed up the construction of a terminal building and make the airport fully functional by 2009 to allow operation by 45-seater ATR aircraft. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has embarked on an "idle airports activation programme" in the Southern region that includes Vellore.[3] The Government plans to set up Shri Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautical Science and Training of Pilots Academy at Vellore as part of expansion of Vellore Airport. This would be taken up by the TIDCO in collaboration with Airports Authority of India.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Services going to be started from May,2018.


  1. ^ "Madras Flying Club gets access to Vellore airstrip". The Hindu. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "AAI tells Madras Flying Club to stop training on Vellore airstrip". The Hindu. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Six idle airports to be activated". The Hindu. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
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