History of Visakhapatnam Airport
About Vizag Airport
Serving the Visakhapatnam District, Visakhapatnam Airport is located approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) from Visakhapatnam city and is the second busiest airport in Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad airport. The airport is controlled by Indian Navy, which carries out air traffic control support for both military and civil traffic. The airport has passed heaps and bounds in the decade passed by and experienced mass growth in the last decade. With the construction of a new terminal and runway, and the implementation of international routes to Dubai and Singapore, Visakhapatnam airport has truly gained its international airport. Though a non-towered airport, it has an air traffic control system at present. Controllers based out of ground, direct aircraft movements via radio and other communication links. The airport's new terminal building has 3 Jet bridges.
Security in Vizag Airport
Around 114 Central Industrial Security Force personnel provide services at the airport as of 2012 with their duties including access control, checking hand baggage and anti-hijacking operations along with providing security at the airport.
Salient Features of Vizag airport
- Largest Terminal among Tier II cities.
- 2 floors with duty free shops and restaurants on the second floor.
- Fully centralized air conditioning.
- Decent parking lots that can accommodate hundreds of cars.
- A parking that accommodates 300 four wheelers and 200 two wheelers
Flights from Visakhapatnam Airport
SpiceJet: Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai
IndiGo: Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Chennai,
Jet Konnect: Kochi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru
Jet Airways: Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai
Air Sahara: Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore
Silk Air: Singapore
Air Arabia: Dubai
Visakhapatnam Airport is one of the feathers in the city and ensures that it keeps up to the needs and necessities of the travelers. With over 8 Lack travelers in and out of the city over the year, it’s operations are growing at scaling heights.