Vijayawada Airport VGA
The Vijayawada airport is a domestic airport located in Gannavaram. Vijayawada is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India and is the nearest city to the airport. As it is a public airport, therefore, it is administered by the Airports Authority of India. The IATA code of Vijayawada airport is VGA and the ICAO code is VOBZ. The Vijayawada airport has an elevation of 82 ft/ 25 m. The map coordinates of the Vijayawada airport are latitude 16°31′50″N and longitude 080°47′49″E. The length of the runway is 5,725 with an asphalt surface.
There are two terminals of the Vijayawada airport, which are Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines, and it caters to only two destinations i.e. Bangalore, Vishakapatnam, and Hyderabad. The airport is still known for the unusual accident that took place on august 28, 1980. A Vickers Viscount VT-DJC of Huns Air bounced three times during landing leading to the collapse of the nosewheel, which damaged it beyond any repair. This incident is still recalled in the history of aviation accidents. Facilities At The Airport
As the airport is frequented with the passengers, therefore, the facilities at the airport are of high quality and standard. The airport is equipped with all the basic facilities as the PCO, tea/coffee shop, and snack bar. There are also the other basic facilities like free trolleys as well as clean and hygienic rest rooms.
The means of travelling to and from the airport for the passengers are taxis and local busses apart from private cars. Hotels
There are also many comfortable hotels near the airport. The nearest and the high standard hotels are Hampshire Plaza Hotel, The Golkonda Hotel, Guest Inn Suites, Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Aditya Park Hyderabad, Ramee Guestline Hotel, Radha Regent Chennai, Asiana Hotel, Madras hotels, Novotel Hyderabad, The Golkonda Hotel, and Aditya Park Hyderabad.