The ruling BJP central government has finally approved the International status for Gannavaram, Vijayawada airport. This is the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh, which got recognition from a long Que of demands from the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. Post bifurcation, this is the first direct gift to Andhra Pradesh by center without much agitation from people.
The union cabinet yesterday approved the International status for Vijayawada airport. After the bifurcation of Andhra pradesh, the lone international airport which is in Hyderabad belongs to Telangana.
The government hopes that with the tag of International Airport to Vijayawada, it may attract some more tourists of domestic and international. This decision was taken based on the increasing growth in passenger traffic and demands from Airlines and AP government.
The andhra pradesh reorganisation act 2014 provides that the center must examine the feasibility of expanding the existing airports of Visakhapattanam, Vijayawada and Tiruapti to International standards.