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Rajahmundry Airport

Rajahmundry City Airport
రాజమండ్రి విమానాశ్రయము

ICAO: VORY

RJA is located in India airports
RJA
Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Rajahmundry, East Godavari
Location Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,710 1,740 Asphalt

Rajahmundry City Airport (ICAO: VORY) is located at Madhurapudi, 18 km north of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Besides commercial flights to Hyderabad, the air strip is extensively used by helicopters of the ONGC for its offshore oil exploration operations and other government agencies.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
  • See also 5

History

The airport was constructed during the British era and is spread over an area of 366 acres. It was served by Vayudoot between 1985 and 1994 and by VIF Airways in 1995.[2] The Andhra Pradesh government signed an MoU worth Rs. 23 crore with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in February 2007 for modernising the airport.[1] Works on the new terminal building to accommodate 150 passengers and a control tower were completed in 2011 at a cost of Rs. 38 crores. The terminal was inaugurated on 16 May 2012.[3] The AAI's plans to extend the existing runway from 1,749 metres to 3,125 metres to enable landing of aircraft like the Airbus A320 have met with resistance from local land owners.[4] Approximately 700 more acres would be needed for this expansion.[3] Limited by runway length, airlines operate smaller 70 seat turbo-prop aircraft like the ATR-72 (Jet Airways)and the Q-400 (SpiceJet) into Rajahmundry. As of now, the government has sanctioned Rs. 80 crores for its expansion.

Airport of A.P. Sate Rajahmundry

Airlines and destinations

Passenger
Airlines Destinations
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Bangalore, Hyderabad
SpiceJet Hyderabad
TruJet Chennai Hyderabad

References

  1. ^ a b "Night landing facility soon at Rajahmundry".  
  2. ^ VIF Airways Profile on India Infoline
  3. ^ a b "Rajahmundry airport terminal becomes operational".  
  4. ^ "Airport expansion: Ryots oppose land acquisition before assurance on rehab".  

External links

  • AAI Website
  • Airport information for VORY at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.

See also

  • Gulag, a vory is a criminal fraternity formed by prisoners of the gulags
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