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 has announced a new 4xweekly service from Colombo to Vizag wef July 8th 2017.

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 1.8 million passengers and 11 809 civil aircraft movements in the year ended March 2016. Passenger throughput amounted to 410 000 Jan thru Feb 2017.

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.