Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday gave its approval for the declaration of the Vijayawada Airport as International Airport as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in a statement said the proposal would improve connectivity to the State capital besides wider choice of services at competitive costs. It would also boost the domestic/international tourism and socio-economic development by bringing in international passengers and cargo traffic.
The Airports Authority of India undertook up gradation of infrastructure and facilities for international operations.