Expansion works at the Vijayawada (Gannavaram) airport are progressing fast and the proposed new interim terminal building is expected to be completed by December. Works, which were started in October 2015, and scheduled to be completed in 2017, are in full swing, and over 60 per cent of the works have already been completed. The new terminal building will also have a 3,000 sq ft exclusive ceremonial lounge which can be used for high-level meetings.
The new building will have thrice the capacity of the current terminal building. Once the facility is completed, the airport will be in a position to handle 15 to 20 lakh passengers per annum.