Warangal Airport

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Warangal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationWarangal, Telangana, India
Elevation AMSL935 ft / 285 m
Coordinates17°55′00″N 79°36′00″E / 17.91667°N 79.60000°E / 17.91667; 79.60000Coordinates: 17°55′00″N 79°36′00″E / 17.91667°N 79.60000°E / 17.91667; 79.60000
Map
WGC is located in India
WGC
WGC
Location of the airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 6,000 1,829 N/A
15/33 6,000 1,829 N/A

Warangal Airport also Mamnoor Airport (IATA: WGC, ICAO: VOWA) is located at Mamnoor, Warangal in the state of Telangana, India.[1] The largest airport at the time, remained in service until 1981. The Government of Telangana is trying to revive the airport with some instate services.

History[edit]

Warangal Airport, the largest pre-independence era airport, was built at Mamnoor in Warangal district, in 1930. It was commissioned by the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, along with one at Solapur, to benefit the businesses, at Kagaznagar for the paper industry's convenience, and to help industries like the Azam Zahi mills at Warangal. Numerous PMs and Presidents have landed at the airport until 1981, and during the Indo-China war, it served as a hangar for government aircraft due to Delhi airport being a target in combat. Many cargo services and Vayudoot services have also used it as their hub.

Infrastructure[edit]

Warangal Airport was the largest airport in the country at the time, with 1875 acres in land, a 2 km runway, a pilot and staff quarters, a pilot training centre and more than one terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

The Airports Authority of India has included Warangal airport in the list of under-served and unserved airports, suitable for the regional connectivity scheme.[2]

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