Rajahmundry Airport

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Rajahmundry Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Rajahmundry, East Godavari
Location Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates 17°06′37″N 081°49′06″E / 17.11028°N 81.81833°E / 17.11028; 81.81833Coordinates: 17°06′37″N 081°49′06″E / 17.11028°N 81.81833°E / 17.11028; 81.81833
Map
RJA is located in Andhra Pradesh
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RJA is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,738 1,749 Asphalt

Rajahmundry Airport (IATA: RJAICAO: VORY) is located at Madhurapudi, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Besides commercial flights to Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, the air strip is extensively used by helicopters of the ONGC for its offshore oil exploration operations and other government agencies.[1]

History[edit]

The airport was constructed during the British era and is spread over an area of 366 acres (148 ha). It was served by Vayudoot between 1985 and 1994 and by VIF Airways in 1995.[2] The Andhra Pradesh government signed an MoU worth 23 crore (US$3.4 million) with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in February 2007 for modernising the airport.[1] Works on the new terminal building to accommodate 150 passengers and a control tower were completed in 2011 at a cost of 38 crore (US$5.6 million). The terminal was inaugurated on 16 May 2012.[3] The AAI is extending the existing runway from 1,749 metres (5,738 ft) to 3,125 metres (10,253 ft) to enable landing of aircraft like the Airbus A320 , Airbus A321 . Approximately, 800 acres have been acquired for this expansion.[3] Limited by runway length, airlines operate smaller 70 seat turbo-prop aircraft like the ATR-72 (Jet Airways)and the Q-400 (SpiceJet) into Rajahmundry.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Jet Airways Hyderabad
SpiceJet Hyderabad
TruJet Bangalore,[4] Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Night landing facility soon at Rajahmundry". The Hindu. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "VIF Airways Profile". India Infoline. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Rajahmundry airport terminal becomes operational". The Hindu Business Line. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rajamahendravaram airport poised to spread wings of growth". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

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