AAI: Inauguration of Kadapa airport on June 7

New Delhi, One of the prime topics after 2014 general elections was the air connectivity all over India. The issue has been in the soup for the past one year. At last some movement came on the issue when the central government decided to inaugurate Kadapa airport in Andhra Pradesh to boost up the regional air connectivity.

According to the civil aviation ministry, the airport in the south-central part of Andhra Pradesh was developed at a cost of Rs.42 crore by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Inauguration of Kadapa airport on June 7
Inauguration of Kadapa airport on June 7

A statement was issued by the ministry that the first flight at Kadapa will land from Bengaluru at 11.30 a.m. on June 7th. The inauguration will be done by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

The statement also added, “The AAI in its endeavor to promote regional and remote area connectivity in Tier-II and III cities has completed the development of Kadapa airport at the cost of Rs.42 crore.”

The statement noted that the new airport has been erected using a compact pre-fabricated terminal building with a capacity to handle 100 peak hour passengers at a time. The runway is capable to handle ATR-72 type of aircraft operations. The new apron can accommodate three ATR-72 type of aircraft.

It is already known that government of Andhra Pradesh facilitated 520 acres of land for the construction of new airport.