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Warangal Airport

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Airport type  Public
09/27  6,000
Code  WGC
Elevation AMSL  935 ft / 285 m
6,000  1,829
Elevation  285 m
Warangal Airport
Operator  Airports Authority of India
Location  Warangal, Telangana, India
Address  Warangal, Telangana 506166
Owner  Airports Authority of India

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Warangal Airport (IATA: WGC, ICAO: VOWA) is located at Warangal in the state of Telangana, India. It remained in service until 1981.

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History

Warangal Airport, the largest pre-independence era airport, was built at Mamnoor in Warangal district, in 1930. It was commissioned by the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, along with one at Sholapur, to benefit the businesses, at Sirpur Kaghaznagar for the paper industry's convenience, and to help industries like the Azam Zahi mills at Warangal. Numerous PMs and Presidents have landed at the airport until 1981, and during the Indo-China war, it served as a hangar for government aircraft due to Delhi airport being a target in combat. Many cargo services and Vayudoot services have also used it as their hub.

Infrastructure

Warangal Airport was the largest airport in the country at the time, with 1875 acres in land, a 6.6 km runway, a pilot and staff quarters, a pilot training centre and more than one terminal.

Airlines and destinations

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

The Airports Authority of India has included Warangal airport in the list of under-served and unserved airports, suitable for the regional connectivity scheme.

References

Warangal Airport Wikipedia


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