Kadapa Airport

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Kadapa Airport
Kadapa Airport terminal.jpeg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAAI
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKadapa
LocationKadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates14°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
Websitewww.aai.aero/allAirports/cuddapah.jsp
Map
CDP is located in Andhra Pradesh
CDP
CDP
CDP is located in India
CDP
CDP
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2017 - March 2018)
Passenger movement42,842(Increase1,348.50%)
Aircraft movement985 (Increase333.9%)

Kadapa Airport (IATA: CDP, ICAO: 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.[5] The terminal building has a capacity to handle 100 peak hour passengers at a time and the apron can accommodate three ATR-72 type of aircraft.[6]

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 in March 2007 for developing the existing airports at Kadapa and Warangal to handle ATR-42 and ATR-72 type of aircraft.[7]

In 2009, a new 6,562 ft × 150 ft (2,000 m × 46 m) runway was completed under the Build, Operate and Transfer 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 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.[8]

Scheduled commercial flights to the airport resumed on 7 June 2015 when Air Pegasus launched thrice weekly ATR 72 service to Bangalore.[5] However, flights were soon cancelled due to poor passenger loads.[9] In April 2016, TruJet introduced flights to Hyderabad, which were cancelled after a few months.[10]

Kadapa Airport was one of the 70 airports selected under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) to increase regional air connectivity. In March 2017, Trujet introduced daily flights to Hyderabad in September 2017, to Mysore via Chennai in November 2017, and to Vijayawada in March 2018. Air Odisha was scheduled to start its operations on Bengaluru and Chennai routes from June 2018.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
TruJetChennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India Archived 2012-01-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b "Air Pegasus connects Bengaluru with Kadapa in Andhra". Business Standard. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Kadapa Airport to be Inaugurated on June 7, 2015". Press Information Bureau. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Kadapa airport to be developed". The Hindu. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Kadapa to be on air map". Times of India. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Air Pegasus investing Rs 100 crore to expand operations". The Times of India. Bangalore. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Trujet to operate flights from Kadapa from today". The Hindu. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  11. ^ Sharma, Pragati Ratti (2017-03-30). "Udan scheme: List of 45 new airports, over 70 new routes announced today; 5 airlines make the cut". India.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.

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