Saturday, August 28, 2021

Air India One lands at Vijayawada airport

Vijayawada: For the first time, Air India One, the Boeing aircraft used by the President, Vice-President, and the Prime Minister landed at Vijayawada airport on Friday. Boeing 777 is commonly used by the President and the Prime Minister for their visits abroad.

The empty plane has been landing at different airports to ascertain the safety of the runway and as a security exercise for the safety of VVIPs. With the airport’s extended runway becoming operational last month, the landing of Air India One holds importance for the the airport and its future ambition of operating several international flights.

The total length of the runway is now 3,360 metre, which can facilitate landing and take-off of aircraft such as Boeing 737, 747 and Airbus-30. With its extended runway, it is the largest airport in the state.

28/08/21 Times of India

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