New Delhi (NVI): Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today virtually inaugurated the Kurnool Airport in Orvakal, Andhra Pradesh, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).
Kurnool is the 6th airport in Andhra Pradesh to become functional after Kadapa, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Rajahmundry & Vijayawada, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation
The flight operations at Kurnool airport will commence on March 28, 2021, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).
Direct flight operations to Bangalore, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai will bring the region closer to the major hubs in South India. These routes were approved by the MoCA under the UDAN 4 bid process last year, the statement added.
“The Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh will jointly share the VGF towards the operations on an 80:20 basis,” it added.
Till date, 56 unserved and underserved airports (including 5 heliports+ 2 water aerodrome) with 325 routes have been operationalised under UDAN across the length and breadth of India.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy attended the inauguration at Kurnool airport along with senior officials and other important stakeholders.