Development at Tirupathi (Renugunta) Airport

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Postby arvind.soochow » October 1st, 2010, 4:29 pm

only 3 flights operate out of tirupati airport...

departures :

Hyderabad IT 4819 Kingfisher
Hyderabad 9W 2762 Jet Airways (India)
Hyderabad-delhi IC 941 Indian Airlines

THAT IS airport with only 3 departures granted int'l status..???

how can a city which does not have traffic within the country expect flights frm so called kuwait,etc etc

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Re: Development at Tirupathi (Renugunta) Airport

Postby andhratalk » February 5th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Spicejet one more flight to Hyderabad

Spicejet is adding one more flight between Tirupati and Hyderabad from 29th March 2015. This is going to be late evening flight in addition to existing morning and evening flights to Tirupati from Hyderabad.

HYD - TIR 0720 0825 (Morning)
TIR - HYD 0905 1020

HYD - TIR 1415 1530 (Afternoon)
TIR - HYD 1600 1715

HYD - TIR 1745 1900 (New evening flight)
TIR - HYD 1920 2035

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Re: Development at Tirupathi (Renugunta) Airport

Postby andhratalk » February 13th, 2015, 11:42 am

Spicejet plans to connect Pune with Tirupati


It has been five years and four months since the Tirupati airport has been accorded international status, but it is yet to operate an international flight. The new integrated terminal building will take till September to complete due to lack of supporting infrastructure.

The new IIT in Tirupati will open up huge potential for international travel. Gulf NRIs from Kadapa, Chittoor, top executives and foreign delegates who visit Sri City and other industrial zones, and high profile NRIs, PIOs and foreign pilgrims to Tirumala are using the Chennai, Bengaluru or Hyderabad international airports instead of Tirupati.Tirupati airport director V.V. Rao said, “International status was accorded in 2008 keeping in view of the potential. We are hoping to complete the new terminal by July. However, there will likely be a delay in making it operational as we need to get certain clearances as well as supporting logistics. Initially, after the new terminal is completed, we will shift the domestic terminal from the old building to the new one and later we will also operate international flights. The old building has a capacity of 300 passengers only and the new one will have 700 -200 international passengers and 500 domestic.”

There are also no direct domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai. For a passenger from Delhi, it costs Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 to come to Tirupati via Hyderabad. Via Chennai, its costs Rs 4,000 and a taxi ride. Mr Rao said, “There is a need for direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Tirupati. At present, people coming to Tirupati are using Chennai. Direct flights will decrease the fares.” ... -cut-costs

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