Kakinada Airport

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Kakinada airport is an airport project for the city of Kakinada, in the East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified three possible locations at Pithapuram, Nemam and Mulapeta.[1] Kakinada is a PCPIR (Petrol Chemical Petrochemical Investment Region).[2] The airport nearest the city, Rajahmundry Airport, is 70 kilometers away.[3]

A part of Airport Authority of India's new plan is develop 13 "no frill" airports in Andhra Pradesh along with 50 new airports across the country to meet the needs of rapid development of India's economy.[4]


  1. ^ "Profile of Kakinada Airport". Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA). Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Home. "Andhra Pradesh Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region". Appcpir. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ Chary, Ss (2013-07-07). "AAI team inspects proposed sites for airport at Kakinada". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  4. ^ "'No frills' airports for Guntur in the offing". Times of India. Guntur. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 

Coordinates: 16°56′42.65″N 82°14′19.13″E / 16.9451806°N 82.2386472°E / 16.9451806; 82.2386472