Neyveli Airport (IATA: NVY, ICAO: VONY) is located in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, India. The airport is owned by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and is located at National Highway 45C, adjacent to the NLC township. The airport is spread over 220 acres and has a 3000 square metre apron suitable for one ATR-72 sized aircraft. Vayudoot used to operate flights to Chennai Airport from here in the 1990s but services were withdrawn after a while.
The Airports Authority of India is upgrading the airport to enable commencement of commercial flights under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) by the end of 2018. Civil work such as runway re-carpeting, construction of terminal building, etc., have been taken up. Air Odisha was awarded rights to fly from Neyveli under phase 1 of the scheme in January 2018
Neyveli is a township in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 62 kilometres (39 mi) inland from Bay of Bengal, west of Pondicherry and 197 kilometres (122 mi) south of Chennai. The town was developed in 1956 after the establishment of Neyveli Lignite Corporation, a public sector enterprise.
The Neyveli Lignite Corporation was formed as a corporate Body in 1956 by the Government of India and the mining of lignite started in 1962.
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