VISAKHAPATNAM: The Indian Navy which controls air traffic at the airport has announced extension of operation hours of Visakhapatnam airfield up to 2200 hours.

This was done to meet the growing aspirations of Vizagites. According to a press release, the airfield will now be available for scheduled operators from 8 am to 2 pm and again from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The extended hours of operations would be effective from Monday. As on date, 14 scheduled flights operate from the airfield every day. This extension is expected to attract more civil operators to scheduled their flights to and from Visakhapatnam and facilitate even long haul Air Carriers to introduce their operations from the city.