Tirupati Airport

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Tirupati Airport
తిరుపతి విమానాశ్రయము
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Tirupati
Location Renigunta, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh,
Elevation AMSL 350 ft / 107 m
Coordinates 13°37′57″N 079°32′36″E / 13.63250°N 79.54333°E / 13.63250; 79.54333Coordinates: 13°37′57″N 079°32′36″E / 13.63250°N 79.54333°E / 13.63250; 79.54333
Website aai.aero/allAirports/tirupati_generalinfo.jsp
TIR is located in India airports
Location of airport in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 7,500 2,286 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '14 - Mar '15)
Passenger movements 245,049(Decrease9.9%)
Aircraft movements 2,789
Cargo tonnage 0
Source: AAI,[1]

Tirupati Airport, (IATA: TIRICAO: VOTP) also known as Renigunta Airport, is located at Renigunta in Chittoor district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is 14 km from Tirupati city.

Garuda terminal[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] Construction began in 2012,[4] and the terminal was inaugurated on 22 October 2015 by present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Costa Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam
Air India Hyderabad,Delhi
SpiceJet Hyderabad
TruJet Aurangabad, Hyderabad

Plans for upgrading[edit]

There are plans to upgrade Tirupati Airport to International status.[6] During September, 2010, the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, laid the foundation for Tirupati International Airport.[6][7] 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.[7] The upgradation plan is still under progress due to hurdles like land acquisition.[6]


  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Aai.aero. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate new terminal of Tirupati airport tomorrow". The Economic Times. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "PM Lays Foundation Stone for New Integrated Terminal at Tirupati Airport". Press Information Bureau. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Complete works before Oct. 15: AAI Chairman". The Hindu. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Govt determined to strengthen tourism infrastructure: PM". The Hindu. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "PM lays foundation stone for Tirupati International Airport". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Int’l status for Tirupati airport still a dream". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

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