Cabinet approves Vijayawada Airport as International Airport

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as International Airport, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.The declaration of Vijayawada Airport as an international airport has been taken up keeping in view the passenger traffic growth, demands from airlines and the Andhra Pradesh Government. The Airports Authority of India has undertaken upgradation of requisite infrastructure and facilities for international operations.International Airport depends upon traffic potential and Further, availability of Ground Lighting Facilities, Instrument Landing System for operation of aircrafts at night, adequate runway length to cater to medium capacity long-range aircraft or equivalent type of aircraft, availability of Customs, Immigration, Health and Animal & Plant Quarantine Services are also required for international operations.

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