Vijayawada AIrport

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Vijayawada AIrport

Postby andhratalk » June 19th, 2015, 7:42 am

Vijayawada air passenger traffic grown by 146%
Numbers of Vijayawada airport passenger traffic growth speaks the demand for better air connectivity from the city. While many other smaller cities having better airport infrastructure and air connectivity, the city which is deprived of even a terminal building till recently started showing its air traffic potential. With modernization of terminal building to accommodate 500 passengers per peak hour from 50 passengers and introduction of new air services paved the way for rising number of passengers from the city airport.

AAI statistics for month of April show a tremendous rise in traffic by 146% at this airport. Now the airport has become 2nd busiest airport of AP both in terms of number of air craft movements and passenger traffic pushing Tirupati airport to 3rd spot. A whopping number of 30,492 passengers flew from this airport during April 2015 which was 12,370 during April 2014 with an increase of 146%.

Total aircraft movements 506 with majority of them being 67 seater E-170 aircosta, 78 seater spicejet Q-400 and two 122 seater Air India's A-319, the passenger load factor is approximately 80%

Traffic analysis at Vijayawada airport during April 2015:
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Aircosta:

VGA - HYD daily 1 flight = 67 * 30 = 2010 seats per month
HYD - VGA daily 1 flight = 67 * 30 = 2010
VGA - BLR daily 1 flight = 67 * 30 = 2010
BLR - VGA daily 1 flight = 67 * 30 = 2010
VGA - BLR 6 weekly flights = 67 * 25 = 1675
BLR - VGA 6 weekly flights = 67 * 25 = 1675

Spicejet:

VGA - HYD 6 weekly flights = 78 * 25 = 1950
HYD - VGA 6 weekly flights = 78 * 25 = 1950
VGA - MAA daily 1 flight = 78 * 30 = 2340
MAA - VGA daily 1 flight = 78 * 30 = 2340
VGA - BLR 6 weekly flights = 78 * 25 = 1950
BLR - VGA 6 weekly flights = 78 * 25 = 1950

Air India:

VGA - HYD - DEL daily 1 flight = 122 * 30 = 3660
DEL - HYD - VGA daily 1 flight = 122 * 30 = 3660
VGA - DEL daily 1 flight = 122 * 30 = 3660
DEL - VGA daily 1 flight = 122 * 30 = 3660

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Total number of flights 450 (actual 506 with 50+ charter services and some cancellations by Air Costa)
Total seats available on 450 flights = 38,510
Air Costa cancellations = 12 flights from 25th April till 30th April = 67 *12 = 804
Net seats available = 37706

Total passengers flown = 30,490
Approximate passengers from charter flights = 490 (considering most of them to be cessna caravan flights with max seating capacity of 10 pax)
Net passengers from commercial air crafts = 30000 (Approximate)

Load factor = 30000/37706 = 79.6% (app)


South India airports domestic traffic:

Rank City April 2015 April 2014 % Growth
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1 BANGALORE 1208706 889526 35.9
2 CHENNAI 843560 689365 22.4
3 HYDERABAD 698406 520019 34.3
4 COCHIN(CIAL) 246846 185429 33.1
5 COIMBATORE 130271 94270 38.2
6 VISAKHAPATNAM 111920 81750 36.9
7 TRIVANDRUM 88811 82413 7.8
8 PORTBLAIR 76550 65316 17.2
9 MANGALORE 73894 65699 12.5
10 MADURAI 38055 38178 -0.3
11 CALICUT 31423 26072 20.5
12 VIJAYAWADA 30492 12370 146.5
13 TIRUPATI 19438 16926 14.8
14 RAJAHMUNDRY 12407 10772 15.2
15 TRICHY 8773 5896 48.8
16 BELGAUM 8481 3158 168.6
17 TUTICORIN 4895 6613 -26
18 AGATTI 3583 2611 37.2
19 HUBLI 1535 7078 -78.3
20 MYSORE 0 1420 -100

http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/Apr2k15annex3.pdf

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Re: Vijayawada AIrport

Postby andhratalk » June 25th, 2015, 1:04 pm

AP govt intensified efforts to secure international status for Vijayawada airport

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government has intensified efforts to secure international status for Gannavaram airport near Vijayawada. The Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (Incap) has undertaken a survey of in-bound and out-bound domestic passenger traffic from the airport.
Once the survey is conducted, a report would be submitted to the state cabinet which is scheduled to clear the proposal to declare Gannavaram as an international airport and sent it to the Union civil aviation ministry for final clearance. The survey is being conducted by a private consultant, sources said.
Similarly, Gannavaram airport authorities have taken up a study to assess international passenger and cargo capacity from the airport. Official sources said that in united Andhra Pradesh, most international flyers travelling through Shamshabad international airport in Hyderabad are from Krishna, Guntur, East and West Godavari districts. "If direct international connectivity is made available for them, they would prefer travelling from Gannavaram instead of Hyderabad or Chennai," sources said.
But even before international operations could start at the airport, authorities have begun work on its expansion on a war footing. A swanky terminal, aero bridges, apron, escalators, baggage conveyors, surveillance cameras, door-frame metal detectors and car parking are some of the major facilities required for developing the airport to match global standards according to officials. Over the past few months, much of the work has already been completed, they said.
At present, 22 flights of Air India, Air Costa and True Jet operate from Gannavaram. According to sources, Indigo too has shown interest in commencing operations. The airport is currently spread over 500 acres and officials have planned to acquire another 498 acres. Gannavaram is currently classified as a Category C airport, and if it has to acquire international status, it needs to be in Category F. "For that, we would need to upgrade the airport's capacity to ensure that Airbus A-380, the world's biggest aircraft, can land and take off from here," Gannavaram airport director M Raj Kishore told TOI.
Presently, the length of the runway is 2,286 meters with a width of approximately 45 metres. To expand the runway to suit global requirements, Gannavaram would require another 700 acres. A Category C airport can accommodate flights with a capacity of only 140 passengers, while Code D can accommodate 180-200 passengers. For Code F, the airport and runway should be able to operate flights carrying 500 passengers and above.
According to CRDA sources, Singapore, which is preparing the master plan for the new Andhra Pradesh capital, has advised the state to acquire international status for Gannavaram airport at the earliest as it would hasten the flow of foreign investments into the region.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/AP-govt-steps-up-efforts-to-secure-intl-status-for-Gannavaram-airport/articleshow/47806955.cms


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