Orvakal airport will begin operations on March 28.
The town of Orvakal is located in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Low-cost carrier Indigo has opened flight bookings between Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Chennai, and Orvakal from February 15. The services would be operated by Indigo under India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN.
The first official flight at Orvakal will land from Bengaluru on March 28 at 1010 hours.
The airport at Orvakal is on the outskirts of Kurnool city. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recently given its approval to Orvakal airport to begin operations.
This would be the first airport in South India to be developed entirely by a state government (Andhra Pradesh).