Vijayawada is considered among the major cities of Andhra Pradesh and is located along the banks of Krishna River. It has become a major centre for industries and commerce in the state. Non-stop flight operations are carried out from Bangalore and Hyderabad to Vijayawada. It takes around 1 hour 20 minutes from Bangalore and 50 minutes from Hyderabad. Air India and SpiceJet are the airlines that carry out these operations. The infrastructure at Vijayawada Airport is being improved due to heavy passenger traffic.