Night Flights From Vizag Airport To Be Stopped From November For Five Months!

Photo of Visakhapatnam Airport, Visakhapatnam by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

The closure will contribute to the winter travel being affected severely! The interesting upgrade that has been scheduled for the runway is 3050 metres long and 45 metres wide, which will accommodate medium-sized and wide-body aircraft!

About The Resurfacing Work

Also known as INS Dega, the Visakhapatnam International Airport is a civil enclave within the naval air base maintained by the Indian Navy and the decision to shut it for night flights comes via them. Capt. Sanjeev K. Agnihotri, Commander of INS Dega proposed to close down the main runway for night operations, from 9 pm to 8 am the next day, shutting it for 11 hours everyday, with effect from November 15 until the end of March 2024.

Airlines Have Acknowledged The Modified Timetable

Visakhapatnam International Airport, Vishakhapatnam; (c): gettyimages

Photo of Night Flights From Vizag Airport To Be Stopped From November For Five Months! by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

The airline operators have acknowledged the modified timetable and additionally, a message has been forwarded to every airline operator so they can arrange their winter schedule appropriately.

The Andhra Pradesh Air Travellers Association (APATA) voiced its disapproval of the Naval authorities’ choice. The largest and most populated city in Andhra Pradesh is Visakhapatnam. It is the ninth wealthiest city in the nation and is rapidly expanding as a business centre. Currently, it is being discussed as the state’s executive capital, according to association Vice President O Naresh Kumar.

The decision will have an impact on the operation of close to 12 flights, including Scoot Airways’ sole international flight to Singapore. The other flights services that will be halted are to various cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. To combat that, Vizag Airport Director S Raja Reddy has asked for the closure timings to be changed and made shorter to accommodate a few flights for the convenience of the passengers.

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