Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CM N Chandrababu Naidu wants to turn Andhra into airway hub

The new terminal at Gannavaram airport will be ready by December, said chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. He said works have been expedited to make the terminal operational by year-end.
At a meeting with private airliner managements here on Tuesday, Naidu said the government aims to develop Andhra Pradesh as an airway hub. He asked airline operators to increase connectivity from Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Kadapa.
"The union government will invite bids for routes under regional connectivity scheme (RCS) soon. I request you to participate in it and help the state achieve its vision of turning itself into an airway hub, by ensuring greater connectivity," he told the operators. The government is developing Gannavaram airport on a par with international airports.
He asked the airlines to come forward with temple tourism and beach tourism packages. "By connecting all major temples, religious tourism package could be offered. Similarly, beach tourism packages can be offered by connecting all seafront areas," he said and added that the airlines should focus on heli-tourism as it will also fetch great revenues.
The CM said every district in the state has tourism potential and told the airline operators to come up with new tourism packages to attract passengers. He also said East and West Godavari districts are being developed for agriculture tourism.
26/10/16 The Times Of India