Madurai Airport (IATA: IXM, ICAO: VOMD) is a public airport serving Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The airport is located about 13 km (8.1 mi) from the Madurai railway station. It is served by several airlines that link it to All major cities of India.
The brand new World class terminal easily the Second Biggest Airport of TAMILNADU next only to Chennai, in terms of Terminal Size & facilities gives you the Best in Class of Services & Well Secured in Safety measures.
The new Terminal was inaugurated recently and Various works are in progress to get International Status before the end of Year 2010.
This Highly sophisticated, fully Air-conditioned and very advanced security networked terminal with 17600 Sq.M size terminal can handle, Peak Passenger capacity of 500 each on Arrival & Departure. Madurai Airport Terminal houses 27 Check in Counters,20 Immigration Counters with 3 Advance Baggage Carousels. This facility is also equipped with 6 Escalators & 7 Elevators,Food court,Clinic,First Aid Centre for the convenience of Passengers.
AIR INDIA flight from Mumbai was the First flight to use this Terminal. (1 Daily Flight to Chennai & Mumbai)
SPICE Jet was the first to introduce a new route after the Terminal got inaugurated. SPICE Jet now flies to Chennai,Mumbai & New Delhi. It also connects COLOMBO via CHENNAI. (2 Daily Flights to Chennai & 1 each 2 Mumbai,New Delhi & COLOMBO)
JET AIRWAYS announced a new flight service to Bangalore, besides it is operating two new Boeing 737 Aircraft in place of ATR 72. (3 Daily Flights to Chennai, 1 flight to Bangalore Awaiting for Slot)
KINGFISHER also expected to increase the frequency in MADURAI - CHENNAI sector one of the Busiest route in India. (1 Flight to Chennai & 1 Flight to Bangalore)
Unfortunately Madurai has lost 4 Daily Services by PARAMOUNT Airways in MADURAI - CHENNAI Sector.
Madurai Airport was established in 1957.
Airlines and destinations
Facilities and Expectations
K. Ramalingam, Regional Executive Director (Southern Region), Airports Authority of India, had gone on record, that except for immigration facilities, all other infrastructure was available at the airport and, if required, officials could be diverted from Tiruchirapalli and Thiruvananthapuram. But he made it clear that the request for upgrading should come from the airlines estion mark? Making this as International Airport will serve thousands of people who are travelling abroad.
The airport has appointed Axis Bank and Vienna airport consortium to study the feasibility of city side development to earn non-aeronautical revenue.
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