Expansion planned at Vijayawada airport

AAI has drawn up a master plan for the construction of a new integrated terminal building complex at Vijayawada airport, Andhra Pradesh, by 2021. Meanwhile, the existing runway has been extended from 1,745 metres to 2,286 metres, and plans are afoot to expand it by another 730 metres. An instrument landing system has been installed at the airport to help in safe landing of aircraft under poor visibility conditions. Further, the airport authorities plan to construct a 4.1 km long runway in the long term.