Kadapa Airport

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Kadapa Airport
కడప విమానాశ్రయం
Kadapa Airport terminal.jpeg
IATA: CDPICAO: VOCP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Kadapa
Location Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India
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
CDP is located in Andhra Pradesh
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CDP is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Source: Airports Authority of India[1]

Kadapa Airport (IATA: CDPICAO: VOCP) is located 12 km north west of Kadapa (formerly Cuddapah) in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is spread over 669.5 acres (270.9 ha) of land and has been upgraded at a cost of Rs. 42 Crore. The upgraded airport was inaugurated on 7 June 2015 by Indian Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju.[2] The Airport terminal building has a capacity to handle 100 peak hour passengers at a time and the apron can accommodate 3 ATR-72 type of aircraft.[3]

History[edit]

The Airport was constructed in 1953, and initially had a 3,500 ft (1,067 m) runway. In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad. 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.[4]

In 2009, a new 6,562 ft × 150 ft (2,000 m × 46 m) runway was completed under the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis at a cost of Rs. 21 crore. In addition, an 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 were developed at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore.[5]

Scheduled commercial flights to the airport resumed on 7 June 2015 when Air Pegasus launched thrice weekly ATR 72 service to Bangalore.[2] However, flights were soon cancelled due to poor passenger loads.[6][7] In April 2016, TruJet introduced flights to Hyderabad.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TruJet Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati (all end 29 October 2016)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ a b "Air Pegasus connects Bengaluru with Kadapa in Andhra". Business Standard. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kadapa Airport to be Inaugurated on June 7, 2015". Press Information Bureau. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kadapa airport to be developed". The Hindu. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kadapa to be on air map". Times of India. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Flights from Kadapa to resume next week". Deccan Chronicle. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Air Pegasus investing Rs 100 crore to expand operations". The Times of India. Bangalore. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Trujet to operate flights from Kadapa from today". The Hindu. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Flight Schedule Search". TruJet. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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