Indian Aviation

Visakhapatnam Airport
(IATA code: VTZ - ICAO code: VEVZ)

Growth at Vizag airport, a naval air station (INS Dega), was a decade ago bogged by inadequate landing facilities for jet aircraft due to a short runway and the lack of ILS navigation facilities. This changed in June 2007 with the opening of a new 10,000 ft runway with ILS landing facilities. Direct international connections include Dubai via Hyderabad (Air India), Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia) and Singapore (Silk Air). SriLankan Airlines operates a 4xweekly service from Colombo to Vizag.

A new 22,000 m² passenger terminal (ca 8 times the size of the old terminal), constructed at a cost of ₹ 970 m, was inaugurated in February 2009. The modern glass and steel terminal features three aerobridges. The old terminal building is used as a cargo terminal. Vizag airport handled 2.36 million passengers and 19 550 civil aircraft movements in the year ended March 2017. Passenger throughput amounted to 1.19 m in the first half of 2017-2018.

Visakhapatnam Airport Photo Gallery

A pair of Indian/Alliance Air Boeing 737-200 classics.

The new terminal under construction (June 2007).

Boeing 737-200's were previously used on flights from Vizag to Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur, Hyderabad and Chennai. Air India now operates Airbus A319/A320 jet and ATR-72 turboprop aircraft on flights to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Port Blair and Vijayawada.