|IATA: WGC – ICAO: VOWA|
|Owner||Airport authority of india|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||935 ft / 285 m|
Warangal Airport, the largest pre-independence era airport,was built by the Nizams at Mamnoor in Warangal district. It was established in 1930 by the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, along with one at Sholapur, to benefit the businesses, at Sirpur Kaghaznagar for the paper industry's convenience, and to help industries like the Azam Zahi mills at Warangal. Numerous PMs and Presidents have landed at the airport until 1981, and during the Indo-China war, it served as a hangar for government aircraft due to Delhi airport being a target in combat. Many cargo services and Vayudooth services have also used it as their hub.
Warangal Airport was the largest airport in the country at the time, with 1875 acres in land, a 6.6 km runway, a pilot and staff quarters, a pilot training centre and more than one terminal.
Airlines and destinations
No scheduled commercial air service at this time.
The airport is to be reopened as of December 2007, and the AAI is expected to complete upgrades to the airport within two years. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has discussed airport connectivity, with the hopes of facilitating industrial and tourist development.
- BS Reporter / Chennai/ Hyderabad 18 January 2007. Andhra to sign MoUs with Airports Authority India
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