Development at Tirupathi (Renugunta) Airport

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Development at Tirupathi (Renugunta) Airport

Postby Sir » June 10th, 2008, 11:28 pm

Jet Airways to operate flights to Tirupati, Rajahmundry from June 15, 2008

Jet Airways will be commencing its flights to Rajahmundry and Tirupati from here on June 15. These new flights will be operated by the modern pressurised and air-conditioned 62-seater French-made turbo-prop ATR 72-500 aircraft, according to a company release.

The two flights will provide convenient connections to the incoming flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai in Hyderabad. Passengers arriving from Tirupati and Rajahmundry in Hyderabad will also be able to reach same day to the four metro cities.

The ATR 72-500 flight 9W 3555 (Hyderabad-Tirupati) will leave Hyderabad at 2.50 p.m. and arrive at Tirupati at 4.10 p.m. The return flight 9W 3556 will depart Tirupati at 4.40 p.m. and reach Hyderabad at 6 p.m.

Jet Airways’ flight 9W 3553 (Hyderabad-Rajahmundry) will depart Hyderabad at 10.30 a.m. and arrive at Rajahmundry at 11.45a.m. The return flight 9W 3554 will depart Rajahmundry at 12.15 p.m. and arrive in Hyderabad at 1.30 p.m. Jet Airways flight 9W 3551 (Hyderabad-Chennai) will depart Hyderabad at 6.25 a.m. and arrive in Chennai at 7.55 a.m. The return flight 9W 3552 will depart Chennai at 8.25 a.m. and arrive in Hyderabad at 9.55 a.m. Airways flight 9W 3557 (Hyderabad-Chennai) will depart Hyderabad at 6.40 p.m. and arrive in Chennai at 8.15 p.m. The return flight 9W 3558 will depart Chennai at 8.45 p.m. and arrive Hyderabad at 10.20 p.m

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Postby Sir » October 9th, 2008, 10:45 pm

Domestic Airport at Tirupati declared International Airport

The Government today declared the existing domestic airport at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh as International Airport.

There has been a persistent demand from public representatives for declaring the domestic airport at Tirupati as an international airport. It has been represented that Tirupati being a very prominent place of pilgrimage receives around 60,000 pilgrims everyday. Many of these pilgrims include Non-Resident Indians, PIOs and the foreigners. Presently, such pilgrims have to come to Tirupati over international airports at Chennai, Bangalore or Hyderabad. Declaration of the Tirupati airport as an international airport would facilitate direct connectivity to / from Tirupati thereby benefiting the pilgrims. It is also likely to provide further impetus to tourism and economic activity in the region.

Tirupati airport belongs to Airports Authority of India (AAI). It has a runway of dimension 2286m X 45m (7500 ft X 150 ft) which is suitable for all weather operation of A320 type of aircraft. Terminal building can handle 300 passengers at a time. The airport has been, recently, upgraded to make it suitable for operations during night time. With the present facilities and infrastructure, the airport is capable of handling limited international operations. AAI is in the process of further upgrading the airport. There is a proposal for construction of new integrated terminal building to handle 700 passengers, at a time, both international and domestic. Plan for expansion of runway to operate Code E aircraft are also being prepared. The requirement of additional land has already been taken up with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Tirupati airport handled 169333 passengers in 2007-08 as against 80830 passengers in 2005-06. Thus, the air traffic has more than doubled in two years time indicating very high potential.

According to the Convention of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International airport is defined as "any airport designated by the Contracting State as an airport of entry and departure for international air traffic, where the formalities incident to customs, immigration, public health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedure are carried out".

Declaration of an airport as international airport depends upon traffic potential and demand from airlines for operation of international flights. The following facilities at domestic airports have usually been considered sufficient for declaring it as 'International airport':

(i) Runway length should be 9000 feet to cater to medium capacity long-range aircraft (MCLR e.g. B-767) or equivalent type of aircraft, as these aircraft constitute majority of aircraft used in international operations.

(ii) Availability of Ground Lighting Facilities, Instrument Landing System, for operation of aircrafts at night.

(iii) Requirement/demand from scheduled national / international airline operators.

(iv) Availability of Customs, Immigration, Health, Animal & Plant Quarantine Services.

(v) Bilateral agreement between the State (Nations) or it may be offered as a point of call to foreign carriers for operations.

'The Policy on Airport Infrastructure 1997' provides that grant of status as International hub will be with prior approval of the Union Government. The Policy further clarifies that international hubs shall have the status of international airport for the purpose of bilateral agreements. It may be mentioned here that 17 airports including Civil Enclaves at Defence airports have been declared as international airports in the past. On the last occasion, the Government had approved declaration of Port Blair as international airport.

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Re: Tirupati

Postby aprnivasi » November 21st, 2008, 2:01 am

I am very happy know that Tirupati is going to becoming international airport.I hope that it will not take very long time to declare notification for landing and departure of forgein airlines which is best news for NRI passengers especially who are working in gulf from andhra pradesh.It would be very comfortable easy to govt to grant permisson to the flights which are operating to chennai to land in Tirupati airport or same flight which is depating to gulf from chennai stop over at Tirupati airport.

I whole heartly request to the govt of India to grant the permission to
KUWAIT AIR WAYS which is already in service to chennai so let this flight to land at Tirupati airport or let direct operate Air India flight from KUWAIT TO TIRUPATI.Thanks and regards Abubaker Kuwait

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Postby crazyguy2know » March 11th, 2010, 10:27 am

Does anyone have idea about the current flow of traffic at the tirupati's airport?

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