Vellore Airport

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Vellore Airport
வேலூர் விமான நிலையம்
Vēlūr Vimāṉa Nilaiyam
Airport type Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Vellore
Location Vellore
Elevation AMSL 764 ft / 233 m
Coordinates 12°54′31″N 079°04′00″E / 12.90861°N 79.06667°E / 12.90861; 79.06667Coordinates: 12°54′31″N 079°04′00″E / 12.90861°N 79.06667°E / 12.90861; 79.06667
VOVR is located in India
Location in Vellore
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 2,600 792 PEM

Vellore Airport (ICAO: VOVR) is an airstrip located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

The airport is spread over 51.5 acres. It was re-activated in as a part of Airports Authority of India idle airports activation programme in July 2006 to facilitate regular flying by trainee pilots of the Madras Flying Club whose operations were restricted with the increase in scheduled aircraft movement at Chennai Airport.[1][2] The club stopped its training activities in March 2011.[3] The Government of Tamil Nadu plans to set up an aeronautical training institute and pilot academy in collaboration with Airports Authority of India.[4]


  1. ^ "Six idle airports to be activated". The Hindu. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Madras Flying Club gets access to Vellore airstrip". The Hindu. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "AAI tells Madras Flying Club to stop training on Vellore airstrip". The Hindu. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "TN Policy notes" (PDF). 

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