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Vijayawada Airport

The most recent of airports to enjoy the status of international airports, Vijayawada International Airport is keeping up well with its increasing number of passengers. Vijayawada Airport is about 18 km from the city center and is undergoing major expansion plans with the fast-developing facilities.

vijayawada Airport Information

Vijayawada International Airport Address
Vijayawada International Airport
Krishna District
Andhra Pradesh 521102

Enquiries Number: 91 866 284 6729

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Vijayawada International Airport, Vijayawada

Vijayawada International Airport (VGA) is the newest Indian airport in the international circuit, and it serves Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. It is located at Gannavaram, 13 km north-east from Vijayawada city limits, and is situated on NH 16 (Chennai-Kolkata National Highway). In keeping with increasing air traffic and its recently conferred international status by the Govt. of India on 5 May 2017, the Airports Authority of India is undertaking major infrastructural changes at the airport. The airport is constructed on an airfield that served as a military airbase during World War II.

Terminals Trivia

Currently, the Vijayawada Airport has one terminal, while one more for international flights is under construction. The present terminal that operates domestic flights, built at a cost of 135 crores, was inaugurated on 12 January 2017, and will be an interim terminal till the new one is completed. The new terminal will be 31,000 square meters, while the interim terminal and ceremonial lounge area are spread over 12,999 square meters. The upgraded asphalt runway is 7500 feet long. Passenger traffic was at an all-time high at 622, 554 in the fiscal year 2016-17, which is up by 56.1%.

Air India and SpiceJet are the airlines which are providing low-cost domestic flights to and from VGA to destinations like Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, etc.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The fast-growing airport has all the baggage facilities like luggage trolleys, special trolleys for differently-abled, baggage conveyors, and X-Ray scanners. There are some snack bars and shops in the terminal area, for quick snacks, and some last-minute, essential shopping. These facilities are expected to be upgraded along with the on-going expansion of the airport.

As of now, hotels are to be found away from the main airport area towards the city of Vijayawada, the city center being 18 km away.

Transport Facilities

To reach the city from the airport, one can use the Airport Shuttle service that connects you with the Airport bus-stand, approximately 2-3 km away from the airport. From here, connecting buses are available to the city, and to the railway station, which is approximately 22 km away from the airport. Taxis, autos, and car rentals also ply between the airport, the railway station, and the city center. There is also a Volvo bus service with A/C coaches, by APSRTC, running at regular intervals, to and from the airport to the main bus stand, the Pandit Nehru Bus Station.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

The following list of hotels are all in the city of Vijayawada, many located on MG Road and Benz Circle. They vary from high-end to moderately priced. Gateway Hotel, Quality Hotel DV Manor, Fortune Murali Park, Lotus Green Park, Kay Hotel, Continental Park Hotel, Marg Krishnaaya Hotel, and Hotel Sai Siddhartha are good places to stay near the airport.

Explore Vijayawada!

Vijayawada is the business hub of Andhra Pradesh and it is a place with historical and religious significance. The airport being just a half hour away from the city, there are many places one can visit like Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, Prakasam Barrage across the Krishna river, Besant Road (for shopping and eateries), Rajiv Gandhi Park, Victoria Museum, Kolleru Lake, and Gandhi Hill.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Vijayawada airport?
A. SpiceJet, Trujet,Air India, and Air Alliance, are the most popular domestic airlines that operate from Vijayawada airport. There are no international carriers as of now.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Vijayawada airport?
A. SpiceJet, Air India, and TruJet are the cheap airlines that operate from Vijayawada airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Vijayawada airport?
A. The airport code for Vijayawada airport is VGA.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Vijayawada airport? 
A. There are no direct international flights operating out of Vijayawada. However, for those traveling to cities in the USA, there is a provision by Air India to issue a ticket from Vijayawada to San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, via New Delhi. There is a layover at New Delhi Airport, and an aircraft change, after which the passengers can fly onwards to their destinations in the USA.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Vijayawada airport? 
A. Vijayawada to Hyderabad is one of the most frequent domestic routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Vijayawada airport?
A. The first flight from Vijayawada airport is SpiceJet SG 3418 which departs from the airport at 7.45 AM to Bengaluru.

Q. Which is the last flight from Vijayawada airport?
A. The last flight from Vijayawada airport is TruJet TRJ 209 which leaves the airport at 9.55 PM to Hyderabad.

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