Vijayawada International Airport (VGA) is the main airport serving the Andhra Pradesh Coastal districts and Capital region located at Gannavaram,that is 13 KM from Vijayawada, and it is easily connected to NH-16 that connects Chennai-Kolkatta, thus makes an ideal place to transport Cargo.
The existing airport is currently handling about 40 operations per day (Avg.20 Departures and 20 Arrivals), Historically this airport served as an Army base during the World War II, after which it was converted into a civilian airport.
VGA “ON THE MOVE” !!!
Under the Dynamic leadership and vision of Chandra babu the airport witnessed attention and with AP Capital Region growing demands of the traffic and to facilitate bigger aircraft’s like B-777, B747 type of aircraft’s at Vijayawada airport, the runway is proposed to be extended from the existing 2.286 km to 3.360 km.
Vijayawada Airport was declared as an International airport by Govt.of India on 5th May 2017. President signed officially effecting international status from 1-8-2017.
1/18/2018 -> Direct Flight to Mumbai(BOM) from VGA
Now travelers can reach Mumbai in just 1 hr 40 mins, Air India has started direct flight to Mumbai(BOM) from Vijayawada weekly thrice on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flight departs from BOM to VGA at 8 AM and arrives at 9:45 am, and returns back to mumbai at 10:30 am and reaches mumbai at 12:10 PM, which would benefit International travelers to Gulf and western countries.
12/27/2017->IndiGo Airlines is coming…soon to VGA
Effective from March 2,2018, Indigo Airlines is going to provide direct operations connecting Vijayawada to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Vijayawada is going to be Indigo’s 50th destination for Indigo’s network.
12/19/2017 -> Immigration Counters
Union home ministry has issued an immigration Status notification for Vijayawada airport, that allows to provide Immigration support for visitors coming to India and easy to get POI from this counters.
There will be 10 Immigration counters, five for each arrival and departure.
Singapore Airlines-Silk Air and Dubai-Emirates are keen to start flights to Singapore and Dubai from Vijayawada International airport.
*International Flights are in flight..:)
If you are looking for travelling to US or any other countries, There is a night flight to New Delhi which helps to Connect to various international destinations as a Connecting flight and it is the Popular flight that is helping people of Andhra Pradesh.
A Brand new terminal, built at a cost of Rs. 137 crore, was inaugurated in January 2017 and providing state of the art facilities like check-in area, arrival hall, meet and greet service staircase, aviation lounge, and baggage make up area and can handle up to 500 passengers at any point of time with
18 check-in counters.
Transport to and from Airport:
special Volvo-air conditioned buses are arranged from the Vijayawada Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) to the airport.
Seven trips from Vijayawada Bus stand(PNBS) to Airport:
6.40 a.m., 7.40 a.m., 8.45 a.m., 1.00 p.m., 3.10 p.m., 3.45 p.m. and at 7.10 p.m.
From Airport to PNBS timings:
7.50 a.m., 8.50 a.m., 9.55 a.m., 4.10 p.m., 6.20 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and at 8.20 p.m
Fare ₹100 per head , with travel time approximately 45 mins.
For Rental Cars @ VGA
Savaari and Taxiguide Rental cars are available at airport. Refer savaari.com ,
taxiGUIDE.in for details.
Shuttle Service to Local Bus Stand:
Airport City bus stand is located at a distance of 2.2 km from Vijayawada Airport.
Airport shuttle service is available till airport bus stand from where you can take state buses to reach the city.
Good OYO Rooms and 3 star hotels like Innotel Hotel,The Kay Hotel are in close vicinity.
On the way you can find good hotels like Gateway Hotel, Fortune Murali Park and D.V. Manor on Bandar Road.
Hotel Ilapuram, Sweet Magic and Shanthi Hotel serve some excellent Andhra food. The Fortune Murali and Quality Inn DV Manor provide some great continental cuisines.
There are 300 parking slots available and much more in progress.