Andhra Pradesh’s second busiest airport, Visakhapatnam Airport is all set to go international once the Indian Navy gives its green signal as 3 international airlines are ready to operate flights from the industrial hub of the state.
The airport, which is under the control of the Indian Navy, handles 12 domestic services to cater to the needs of north coastal districts and the neighboring districts of Orissa and some parts of Chhattisgarh. While Middle East‘s low-cost carrier Air Arabia wants to operate its Sharjah-Vizag-Sharjah service in the early hours, Fly Dubai Airlines, has plans to run a direct flight to Dubai from Vizag and has asked for 12 am-2 pm time slot.
Officials of Silk Airways, which has been showing a keen interest to operate flights since a year wants to operate the Singapore-Vizag-Singapore flight between 1 am and 2 am.
Among the domestic airlines, Spice Jet is planning to operate Chennai-Vizag-Kolkata, while Jetlite is planning Kolkata-Vizag-Kolkata flight. Jet Airways has a proposal to run Boeing-737 in Mumbai-Vizag- Mumbai and Delhi-Vizag- Delhi sectors. The Vizag airport equipped with Night Landing Facility and the Instrument Landing Facility with 10,030 feet runway is also one of the 18 airports in India recognized for operating unlimited number of flights under Open Sky Policy.