Visakhapatnam Airport has finally received a nod from relevant authorities to extend its operations by 4 more hours. The extended window will only be available on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October 1.
Visakhapatnam, India’s popular tourist destination is soon to get more popular among international travellers taking flights to South India. Visakhapatnam Airport (VTZ) has got a green signal from authorities to extend its operational time by four hours, revealed online sources.
Presently, VTZ operates only till 8 pm. However, its operational time has now been extended till 11.55 pm to enable the international flights to operate from here. The extended working hours would be available only on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will come into effect from October 1, 2012 for a period of six months.
Though the last flight will depart from VTZ at 10.55 pm, it will remain open till 12 am so as to address any exigencies and other technical issues.
VTZ officials have long been requesting to extend the working hours and allow round-the-clock flights operations from the airport.
The news has brought cheers to those planning to take flights to and from India since more global carriers will be able to now introduce flights services to and from the popular city in the coming months.
Media reports reveal that the extended operational time of the airport may prompt many international airlines to start flights to India connecting Vishakhapatnam. Thai Airways is planning to start flights to India between Vishakhapatnam and Bangkok. Emirates has also been reported to be considering the city as one of its top routes in India. Sri Lankan Airlines and Silk Air are already said to be mulling over initiating international flights from the city.