The Airport was constructed in 1953, and initially had a 3,500 ft (1,067 m) runway. In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated services to Kadapa from Hyderabad. The State Government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in March 2007 for developing the existing airports at Kadapa to handle ATR-72 type of aircraft. The upgraded airport was inaugurated on 7 June 2015 by Indian Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Scheduled commercial flights to the airport resumed on 7 June 2015 when Air Pegasus launched thrice weekly ATR 72 service to Bangalore. In April 2016, TruJet introduced flights to Hyderabad and later Vijayawada. At present the Trujet Airlines is the only airline operating at Kadapa.