Bhogapuram International Airport – Status, Master Plan & Design

Bhogapuram International Airport in Andhra Pradesh is being developed by GMR Airports Ltd. through its subsidiary GMR Visakhapatnam International Airport Ltd. (GVIAL) with a three phase master plan to ultimately handle 18 passengers per annum (MPPA).

Bhogapuram Airport’s foundation stone for construction was laid on May 3, 2023 and a Bhoomi Pujan was held on November 1, 2023.

This new greenfield airport is estimated to cost Rs. 4592 crore and located 60 km north of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) on a 2203 acre site. It will initially be developed with a capacity to handle 6 MPPA (million passengers per annum) and have an ultimate capacity of 18 MPPA.

In 2019, GVIAL was awarded a contract to design, finance, operate & maintain Bhogapuram Airport for 40 years, extendable by additional 20 years.

In November 2023, Larsen & Toubro was awarded the civil construction contract for the airport’s construction for an undisclosed value ranging between Rs. 2500 – 5000 crore. Their scope of work includes construction of a terminal building, 3800m runway, apron, taxiways and other miscellaneous airport systems and landside facilities.

  • Area: 2203 acres
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 4,592 crore
  • Deadline: 2026 (Phase 1 opening / start of operations)
  • Concessionaire: GMR Visakhapatnam International Airport Ltd.
  • Architect: Unknown
  • Civil Construction Contractor: Larsen & Toubro

The airport’s site is located right next to the coastline (view on Google Maps). Basic site development work around the airport’s perimeter is currently underway (view pics).


Bhogapuram International Airport
Layout of Bhogapuram Airport – VIA EJAtlas (view large)

Here’s a concept video on YouTube which shows how GVIAL plans to expand the terminal building in Phase 2:

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