Sri Sathya Sai Airport

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Sri Sathya Sai Airport
శ్రీ సత్య సాయి విమానాశ్రయం
Śrī Satya Sāyi Vimānāśrayaṁ
Kingfisher Airlines VT-KFG at Puttaparthi, April 2010.jpg
A Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320 at the airport, operating a charter flight for Sathya Sai Baba
IATA: PUTICAO: VOPN
Summary
Airport type Private
Location Puttaparthi
Elevation AMSL 1,558 ft / 475 m
Coordinates 14°08′57″N 077°47′28″E / 14.14917°N 77.79111°E / 14.14917; 77.79111Coordinates: 14°08′57″N 077°47′28″E / 14.14917°N 77.79111°E / 14.14917; 77.79111
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PUT is located in Andhra Pradesh
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PUT is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,315 2,230 Asphalt

Sri Sathya Sai Airport (IATA: PUTICAO: VOPN) is located at Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is named after Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian Avatar. It is a small airport with facilities for chartered flights rather than commercial aircraft. The airport was inaugurated on November 24, 1990 to serve the Super Specialty Hospital 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.[1]

Until the year 2008, the Sri Sathya Sai Airport had scheduled flights to Mumbai and to Chennai airport operated by Indian Airlines[2] These flights ceased when Indian airlines was merged with Air India. By this time, the airlines only operated flights to Bangalore thrice a week. [3][4] On November 12, 2005, the Indian low-cost carrier Air Deccan commenced operations from and to Hyderabad and Chennai twice a day.[5] Kingfisher Airlines continued this flight to Puttaparthi until 2008, when all scheduled flights to Puttaparthi officially ceased.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Projects for Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust" (PDF). Larsen and Toubro. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Travel to Prasanthi Nilayam". Sathyasai.org. 2002-11-16. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Sai Global Harmony - Began". Radiosai.org. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Air Deccan launches service to Puttaparthi". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Air Deccan launches services to Puttaparthi". India Aviation. India Aviation. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

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