In response to the increasing number of international flights, Visakhapatnam Airport has reintroduced money exchange counters at both the Arrival and Departure terminals. This decision aims to facilitate currency conversion for international travelers, making their journey smoother and more convenient.
Airport Director S. Raja Reddy explained that these money exchange counters were previously operational before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, due to the suspension of international flights during that time, these services were temporarily halted.
With the anticipated resumption of international flights, the airport authorities have taken the initiative to reopen the money exchange counters, recognizing the importance of catering to travelers’ needs.
Currently, Visakhapatnam Airport operates 17 domestic flights, serving popular destinations such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Port Blair, and Pune. Additionally, the airport is poised to expand its international connectivity with the introduction of new routes.
AirAsia is scheduled to launch flights connecting Visakhapatnam with Kuala Lumpur three times a week, starting from April 26. This new route will provide travelers with access to a wide array of destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Australia.
Furthermore, another international route to Bangkok by AirAsia is set to commence on April 9, offering flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This route is expected to enhance connectivity to several destinations across Asia, further broadening the airport’s international reach.
The reintroduction of money exchange counters at Visakhapatnam Airport signifies a step towards ensuring the convenience and comfort of international travelers, aligning with the airport’s efforts to enhance its services and connectivity in response to the growing demand.