Vijayawada

Vijayawada Airport (IATA: VGA, ICAO: VOBZ) is a public airport serving Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. The airport is located 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the city, on National Highway 5 connecting Chennai to Kolkata. Its runway was extended in 2011, allowing for the operation of bigger aircraft. The airport will also serve Amaravati, the proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh. Hence, in anticipation of an increase in air traffic from the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is developing and making infrastructural changes to the airport.

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Vijayawada

Vijayawada is a city on the banks of the Krishna River, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Vijayawada (urban) mandal in Krishna district of the state. The city forms a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region and the headquarters of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority is located in the city. The city is one of the major trading and business centres of the state and hence, it is also known as "The Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh". The city is one of the two metropolis in the state, with the other being Visakhapatnam. As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 1,048,240, making it the second largest city in the state in terms of population and it had an urban agglomeration population of 1,491,202. As per the Demographia World Urban Areas:2016, the city is the third most densely populated in terms of urban population in built-up areas of the world. The city has been recognised as a "Global City of the Future" by McKinsey Quarterly. It is one of the commercial hubs of Andhra Pradesh with a GDP of $3 billion in 2010, and is expected to increase to $17 billion by 2025.

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