Airports in Tamilnadu
The airport is the first among the Tamilnadu Airports and also among the airports in India. The amount of cargo and air traffic that the airport handles has made it an integral part of Tamil Nadu Travel. The airport was also the final destination of Air India's first flight from Bombay via Belgaum in 1954. The first passenger terminal of the airport was built at the northeast side of the airfield, which lies in the suburb of Meenambakkam due to which it is also referred as the Chennai Meenambakkam Airport. The airport has a new terminal complex located to the south of Pallavaram while the old terminal is used as a cargo terminal for the courier companies.
Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu (MAA)
Tamilnadu, Chennai International Airport is situated 7 km south of Chennai. The airport has bagged the honor of being the largest international gateway into the country and the third busiest airport in India after Mumbai and Delhi. It is considered as the main air hub of south India. In 2005, Chennai International Airport handled just under 10 million passengers and served more than 50 different airlines. It also operates as an important cargo terminus for India.
Terminals at Chennai Airport, Tamilnadu
The Tamilnadu Chennai airport has three terminals, old terminal at Meenambakkam is used for cargo and the new passenger terminal near Pallavaram is used for passenger operations. A new building has been constructed near the new terminal which houses the administrative offices and a restaurant.
Anna International Terminal (AIT)
International flights operate from the Anna International Terminal (AIT). Airlines operating from AIT are Air Arabia, Air France, Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Thai Airways International and Tiger Airways.
Kamaraj Domestic Terminal (KDT)
The Kamaraj Domestic Terminal (KDT) is used for domestic purposes in the Chennai International Airport. From this terminal, airlines that operate are Air India, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan, Go Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite (formerly Air Sahara), Kingfisher Airlines, Paramount Airways and SpiceJet. The another old terminal at Meenambakkam is used for cargo.
Tamilnadu Airports List
Trichy Airport (TRZ) : Trichy Airport is a small airport located about 7km from the city and operates flights to major cities in India and to neighboring countries like Srilanka and Singapore.
Coimbatore Airport (CJB) - Peelamedu : Coimbatore airport is situated at Peelamedu, about 8 km from the city and has flights to all major destinations in India.
Madurai Airport (IXM) : Madurai Airport is about 13 kilometers from Madurai Railway station and has connection flights to Bangalore,Chennai and Mumbai.
Salem Airport (SXV) : The airport is situated exactly at 20 minutes drive from the city center.
Tuticorin Airport : Tuticorin Airport located 10 km from Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
International Airports Tamilnadu
Trichy Airport (TRZ)
Located around 5 kms away from the main city, the city of Trichy or Tiruchirapalli as it is officially known, the Tiruchirapalli Airport serves both domestic as well as international flights to Tamil Nadu.
Coimbatore Airport (CJB)
Located around 13 kms away from Coimbatore in the region of Peelamedu, this is one of the most important Airports of Tamilnadu and is responsible for a number of flights to and from Tamil Nadu.
Madurai Airport (IXM)
Madurai is one of the most important cities of Tamil Nadu as well as a major tourist attraction of Tamil Nadu. Located around 13 kms away from the Madurai Railway Station, the Madurai Airport serves only domestic flights and can be accessed by a number of airlines including....
- Air Deccan (Bangalore, Chennai)
- Indian (Chennai, Mumbai)
- Jet Airways (Chennai)
- Paramount Airways (Bangalore, Chennai)
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