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 (Malindo Air and Air Asia) and Singapore (Silk Air).

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 on Feb 20 '09 and became commericially operable on Mar 27 '09. The modern glass and steel terminal features three aerobridges. The old terminal building will be converted into a cargo terminal. Vizag airport handled 1.8 million passengers and 11 809 civil aircraft movements in the year ended March 2016.

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. Indian (Air India) now operates Airbus A319 and Bombardier CRJ aircraft on flights to Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.