At Present in Andhra Pradesh, there are 3 National Airports at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry. Also, there are 5 domestic Airports. But until now there is no international Airport in Andhra Pradesh. Nara Chandrababu Naidu promised that he will give International Status to the 3 National Airports in Andhra Pradesh. Also three new Airports at Dagadarthi in Nellore district, Orvakallu in Kurnool district and Bhogapuram in vijayanagaram.
Bhogapuram which is near city of Visakhapatnam will be an International Airport. For another two Airports two cities, Dagadarthi and Orvakallu were cleared by the civil aviation ministry for construction of new Airports. Compensation is given to the landowners who lost their land in clearance for airport constructions. The International airport at Bhogapuram is developed by Naidu’s government in PPP(Public Private Partnership). The estimated cost for this airport is RS 2200 crores. The other two airports Dagadarthi and Orvakalluin Andhra Pradesh were developed as Domestic no-frills airport. The estimated cost for these airports is 88 crore each.
Nara Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation for Orvakallu airport on 21st June 2017. The wideness of the airport is approximately 1000acre. On 11th Jan 2019 Dagadarthi airport foundation laid by Naidu. The wideness is 1352 acre. Approximate time to complete the work is 14 months. It has already 5 domestic airports. Nara Chandrababu Naidu also promised that 20 airports will be constructed by 2020. If Naidu gets success in AP Elections, then it will be at one of the top states in India.