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Kadapa Airport

Kadapa Airport
కడప విమానాశ్రయం
ICAO: VOCP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Kadapa City
Location Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
 India
Opened 07 June 2015
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates
Map
VOCP is located in India airports
VOCP
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Source: Airports Authority of India[1]

Kadapa Airport (ICAO: VOCP) is located 12 km north west of Kadapa (formerly Cuddapah) in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is spread over 669.5 acres (270.9 ha) of land and has been upgraded at a cost of Rs. 42 Crore. The upgraded airport was inaugurated on 7 June 2015 by Indian Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju.[2] The Airport terminal building has a capacity to handle 100 peak hour passengers at a time and the apron can accommodate 3 ATR-72 type of aircraft.[3]

Contents

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

History

The Airport was constructed in 1953, and initially had a 3,500 ft (1,067 m) runway. In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad. The State Government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in March 2007 for developing the existing airports at Kadapa and Warangal to handle ATR-42 and ATR-72 type of aircraft.[4]

In 2009, a new 6,562 ft × 150 ft (2,000 m × 46 m) runway was completed under the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis at a cost of Rs. 21 crore. In addition, a 11-km long compound wall was constructed with an outlay of Rs. 24 crore. In the second phase, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) building, passenger terminal, parking bays and internal roads were built at a cost of Rs. 13 crore. Other facilities were developed at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore.[5]

Scheduled commercial flights to the airport commenced on 7 June 2015 when Air Pegasus launched its thrice weekly ATR-72 service to Bangalore.[2]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Pegasus Bengaluru

References

  1. ^ Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ a b "Air Pegasus connects Bengaluru with Kadapa in Andhra".  
  3. ^ "Kadapa Airport to be Inaugurated on June 7, 2015".  
  4. ^ "Kadapa airport to be developed".  
  5. ^ "Kadapa to be on air map".  

External links

  • Cuddapah Airport at the Airports Authority of India
  • Airport information for VOCP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.


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