Visakhapatnam Airport (IATA: VTZ, ICAO: VEVZ) is located 7 km (4.3 mi) from Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is controlled by the Indian Navy which carries out air traffic control as well as provides support for flying operations for both military and civil aviation.
The runway was originally 6,000 ft (1,800 m) and Indian Union Minister of State for Mines T Subbirami Reddy inaugurated the newly constructed 10,500 ft (3,200 m) and 60 m (200 ft) wide runway at the Vizag Airport on June 15, 2007.
The night landing facility became operational from 30 March 2008 for commercial airlines with SpiceJet being the first airline to use the facility. International airport status has been planned by the end of 2008 and airlines, including SilkAir and Air-India Express, have expressed their interest in flying out of Visakhapatnam.