Sri Sathya Sai Airport
Sri Sathya Sai Airport
|Elevation AMSL||1,558 ft / 475 m|
Sri Sathya Sai Airport (IATA: PUT, ICAO: VOPN) is located at Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is named after Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba, a spiritual guru and philanthropist who is revered as God by His devotees. It is a small airport with facilities for chartered flights rather than commercial aircraft. The airport was inaugurated on 24 November 1990 to serve the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences for emergency situations. The 1000 metre long airstrip was constructed by L&T ECC. It was later extended to enable the operation of jet aircraft.
Until the year 2008, the Sri Sathya Sai Airport had scheduled flights to Mumbai and to Chennai airport operated by Indian Airlines These flights ceased when Indian airlines was merged with Air India. By this time, the airlines only operated flights to Bangalore thrice a week.  On 12 November 2005, the Indian low-cost carrier Air Deccan commenced operations from and to Hyderabad and Chennai twice a day. Kingfisher Airlines continued this flight to Puttaparthi until 2008, when all scheduled flights to Puttaparthi officially ceased.
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