7 Facts about Tirupati International Airport

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  1. The Passenger Terminal Building is a graphic interpretation of the form of Garuda (eagle) with its wings flapping/spread in the air; its steel portion is designed in a way that it hugs the roof enhancing its floating.
  2. The Tirupati Airport was commissioned during the year 1970-71. The airfield was initially made for the purpose of facilitating devotees visiting the Lord Balaji Temple.
  3. The New Integrated Terminal Building was formally inaugurated on October 22, 2015 by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
  4. The airport was awarded with GRIHA IV star rating in the year 2016, for utilisation of Green and Renewable Energy.
  5. It has received Best Tourism Friendly Award for the years 2015-16 & 2017-18 from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and is in the process of upgrading to accommodate widebodied aircraft.
  6. The airport was declared as an International Airport on June 20, 2017.
  7. It connects directly to Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Goa, Hubli and Kolhapur.

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