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    Vijayawada Airport to Get MRO Hub, Isolation Bay



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    Run flights to Dubai, S’pore from Gannavaram: experts
    TNN | Sep 5, 2015, 12.10 PM IST


    VIJAYAWADA: In order to expedite the process of getting international airport status for Gannavaram, experts have called for scheduling of flights to aviation hubs like Dubai, Singapore and Doha. They said that if such flights can be arranged without much delay, it will help the international airlines gauge the mood of passengers.

    Even as the notification for land acquisition for expansion of the airport is awaited, M Subba Rao, a former Airports Authority of India (AAI) employee, who served as director of Bengaluru, Calicut and Bhubaneswar airports, suggested operation of international flights instead of waiting till land is acquired and things gain momentum.

    "We never know how long it would take to get the international airport status with the major aspect of land acquisition pending. Until then, it is better to try and run international flights on an ad hoc basis with the intervention of state government and see the mood of the people," he emphasised.

    Between April and July 2015, more than 1.25 lakh passengers travelled from the Gannavaram airport. This is a 108 per cent increase from the figure of 60,000 during the same period last year. Almost half of the total passengers are flying out of the country.

    Subba Rao believes that if the flights can be scheduled to Singapore and Dubai, the passenger traffic will shoot up and make other airlines notice the potential. "If a passenger wants to go to the West say the US, Europe or Africa, a flight to Dubai will be his best option. Similarly, if a passenger's destination is to the East Singapore-bound flight is the best choice," he said.

    In his opinion, the tourism and hospitality sectors should up their game and extensively promote the place to attract other airlines. "However, there is a long way to go before Gannavaram actually becomes an international airport. The present terminal is not really up to people's expectations. We should draw parallels from the development of other airports and chalk out plans accordingly," he said.

    Even though AAI and the state government say that there are enough funds for developing the airport, the development works are going at a snail's pace. The delay in acquiring the land for expansion is said to be the major reason for this. It may be recalled that Krishna district collector directed the airport officials to speed up the notification process for land acquisition under pooling method within 30 days.
    source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...m-Gannavaram-experts/articleshow/48833715.cms
     
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    Chandrababu Naidu lays foundation stone for new airport terminal at Vijayawada

    HYDERABAD, OCT 19:
    The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, today laid the foundation stone for the new airport terminal building at Gannavaram near Vijayawada being developed with an outlay of Rs. 150 crore.

    The event was attended by the Union Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Science and Technology Minister, YS Chowdary, among others,

    The terminal is being developed with an outlay of Rs. 137 crore along with other amenities. It will have a capacity to handle about 500 passengers in an hour, 250 departing and 250 arriving. The airport terminal building will be spread over 9,520 sq.m. and located on a 540-acre site.

    With the new capital city of Amaravati being developed in Guntur district, it is expected to rapidly add to the traffic flow. The State Government is seeking to upgrade the connectivity from Vijayawada and the new upcoming town of Amaravati to the airport.

    Meanwhile, the new terminal building developed at the temple town of Tirupati by the Airports Authority of India with an outlay of Rs. 175 crore is expected to be formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to AP on October 22 for the capital city foundation ceremony.

    The terminal has been developed over a 16,500 sq.m. and has a capability to handle 700 passengers.

    (This article was published on October 19, 2015)

    source:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com...ort-terminal-at-vijayawada/article7780245.ece
     
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    Aug 1 - Deadline for new terminal

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    Gannavaram airport abuzz with activity
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      A file photo of a flight taking off from the Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada.—Photo. Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
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    Ten months ago, Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathiraju had observed that bus stations were far better than the Gannavaram airport.

    “This airport is very congested and passengers cannot even sit here. Busstations are far better,” he had said while responding to a question during an interaction with media persons here after reviewing the airport expansion plans in February 2015.

    But of late, the airport has been buzzing with a significant growth in commercial air operations after the State government announced the Capital city at Amaravati in Guntur district. The Gannavaram Airport was only a small airstrip that mostly catered to the needs of VVIPs landing in their private aircraft to reach their destinations in Vijayawada, Guntur and other surrounding districts before bifurcation of the State. But it is now all set to become an international airport equipped with necessary paraphernalia, thanks to its proximity to the upcoming capital city. After AP Reorganisation Bill was passed in Parliament, a battery of politicians, senior bureaucrats, industrialists and real-estate businessmen started visiting Vijayawada and its surroundings to enquire about business prospects.

    This led to increase in air traffic. At present, three airlines operate services from this airport to Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati. Occupancy ratio has also increased considerably, according to an official.

    As part of its development plans, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) laid foundation stone for construction of a new terminal building at an estimated cost of over Rs.135 crore. Modifications to the existing terminal were also made to cater to the needs of passengers and airline companies that have plans to operate from the airport. Plans are afoot to expand the length of the runway from the existing 7,500 feet to 14,500 feet to facilitate easy landing of A380 double-deck aircraft in future, the official said. The airport first served as an army base and later turned into a civilian airport. A private airline has introduced a daily service between Hyderabad and Vijayawada in 2003, the official added.


    source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...irport-abuzz-with-activity/article7993859.ece
     
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    Two airports likely within 150-km radius
    December 22,2015, 03.43 AM IST | | THE HANS INDIA

    • Govt proposes to develop a greenfield airport in capital region Amaravati
    • AAI official says permission for two airports within 150-km radius is difficult
    • However, govt is procuring lands to expand existing Gannavaram airport
    • Chamber office-bearer rules out any clash since a new airport will come up only after 5 years


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    Vijayawada: The State government is planning to develop a green field airport within proposed Outer Ring Road of Amaravati capital to provide access to people of Vijayawada, Guntur, Amaravati capital, Tenali and Mangalagiri. Minister P Narayana said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the CRDA officials to study the technical possibilities of green field airport by discussing with Airport Authority of India officials.

    However, the decision of State government created apprehensions among people over the existence of present Vijayawada airport located at Gannavaram village. It may be noted here that government is planning to expand the Vijayawada airport by acquiring land under land pooling to develop it as an international airport.

    The officials also planning to shift the alignment of Eluru canal to facilitate the expansion of runway to accommodate big flights. At this juncture the idea of government to develop green field airport in Amaravati capital raises doubts among people on progress of Vijayawada airport. An official of Airports Authority of India said there would be no possibility for location of two airports within 150 km radius and as per technical reasons and only one signalling tower has to function.

    He said as the development of new green field airport takes more than five years until then there is no problem for existing airport. The official said that the same problem will arise with Bhogapuram airport too. Since if Bhogapuram airport located within 40 km radius from Visakhapatnam airport the Visakhapatnam airport may be restrained from civil aviation operations and confined to military operations.

    He feels that there is a chance that the new green field airport may be developed and maintained by private bidder on BOT system. Cochin airport is the first private airport in the country and green field airports were developed in Bangalore and Hyderabad too.

    However, the idea of State government to develop green field airport would help for future requirements and there would be no threat to the development of Vijayawada airport, observed Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Federation executive director P Bhasakara Rao. He said that the government may be planning for future requirements in case of Amaravati capital development and necessity of second airport and getting ready to allot necessary land in capital region.

    By:p Krishna Rao

    source:http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-12-22/Two-airports-likely-within-150-km-radius-194816
     
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    New Terminal - Gannavaram Airport

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