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Visakhapatnam Airport
INS Dega Air Station
విశాఖపట్నం విమానాశ్రయము
Visakhapatnam International Airport Terminal
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Indian Navy
Airports Authority of India
Serves Visakhapatnam
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 17°43′16″N 083°13′28″E / 17.72111°N 83.22444°E / 17.72111; 83.22444
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,000 1828.8 Asphalt
10/28 10,500 3,200 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 600,000[1]

Visakhapatnam Airport (IATA: VTZICAO: VEVZ) is located 7 km (4.3 mi) from Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is controlled by the Indian Navy which carries out air traffic control as well as provides support for flying operations for both military and civil aviation.

The runway was originally 6,000 ft (1,800 m) and Indian Union Minister of State for Mines T Subbirami Reddy inaugurated the newly constructed 10,500 ft (3,200 m) and 60 m (200 ft) wide runway at the Vizag Airport on 15 June 2007.

With the installation and calibration of the instrument landing system, Visakhapatnam got night landing capabilities in July 2007, with the Dornier of the Indian Navy taking off from the new landing facility.

The night landing facility became operational from 30 March 2008 for commercial airlines with SpiceJet being the first airline to use the facility.


Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Chennai, Delhi
Indian Airlines Hyderabad, Mumbai
JetLite Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkota, Mumbai
Kingfisher Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati
Paramount Airways Bangalore, Chennai
SpiceJet Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Cargo Services

Airlines Destinations
Crescent Air Cargo Chennai, Kolkata
Expo Aviation Colombo

Future Plans

A memorandum of understanding between the Airports Authority of India and Sathyabama University has been signed to bring Falcon Airlines of England to start a Flying Club and Aeronautical Institute.

New Terminal Building

The new terminal was inaugurated on 20 February 2009[1], but became operational on 27 March 2009. The landing of a JetLite airliner from Delhi marked the commencement of operations from the new integrated terminal building complex at the airport.

Completed new runway portion


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