A new integrated terminal referred to as Garuda Terminal is constructed beside the existing domestic terminal in an area of 16,500 sq.m. at a cost of 175 crores. The glass and steel structure can handle 500 domestic and 200 International Passengers at a time. The building is energy efficient and has been built with eco-friendly materials like fly ash bricks and low-heat gain glass. LED lighting and energy efficient chillers further improve its efficiency, giving the building a 4 star rating. The parking lot can accommodate 300 cars. The foundation stone for the Terminal was laid in October 2010 by Manmohan Singh, the then Prime Minister of India. Construction began in 2012, and the terminal was inaugurated on 22 October 2015 by present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
There are plans to upgrade Tirupati Airport to International status. During September, 2010, the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, laid the foundation for Tirupati International Airport. The plan includes both modernization and up-gradation of the Airport. Once completed the pilgrims from neighbouring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka will find it easier to come to Tirupati. The upgradation plan is still under progress due to hurdles like land acquisition.