Andhra Pradesh Airports make an easy access for tourists visiting the state. This huge state has many airports, which serves the needs of both tourists and residents commuting to different parts in its large expanse. However, Hyderabad Airport is the major as well as the only international airport of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad, a major IT hub of India, boasts of the sixth busiest airport in India. Keeping the rush of passengers in mind, the Government is planning to establish another airport in Hyderabad.
Anticipated in March 2008, the new airport, to be known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, would be large enough to manage large number of passengers, for both domestic and international flights. After Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam Airport gets the major attention for commercial reasons. Tirupati and Puttaparthi are major pilgrimage sites in Andhra Pradesh, alluring pilgrims from all over the world.
For the convenience of pilgrims, airports have been launched at these places also. Other airports in the state running domestic flights are located at Warrangal, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Kadapa and Donakonda. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been assigned the task of developing small airports in prospective industrial and tourist destinations. All the airports have the requisite amenities to keep the passengers at ease. Here are given cities, names, codes and types of airports in Andhra Pradesh.
Airport Name: Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Airport)
Airport Code: HYD
Type: Domestic / International
International Terminal: Rajiv Gandhi Terminal
Domestic Terminal: N. T. Rama Rao Terminal
Airport Name: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (March 2008 onwards)
Airport Code: N. A.
Type: International/ Domestic
Airport Name: Vishakhapatnam Airport
Airport Name: Warangal Airport
Airport Name: Rajahmundry Airport
Airport Name: Vijaywada Airport
Airport Name: Tirupati Airport
Airport Name: Sri Sathya Sai Airport
Airport Name: Cuddapah Airport
Airport Name: Donakonda Airport