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Trivandrum International Airport
തിരുവനന്തപുരം വിമാനത്താവളം
Trivandrum International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Thiruvananthapuram
Hub for
  • Air-India Express
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 08°28′56″N 76°55′12″E / 8.48222°N 76.92°E / 8.48222; 76.92
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,398 11,148 Asphalt

Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV) is the first airport of Kerala, India, located in Thiruvananthapuram. It is approximately 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) due west from the city centre and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Kovalam beach.

Trivandrum International Airport has direct flights to many international cities and it is also linked with Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore by domestic flights. The airport is a convenient point for hopping onto neighbouring SAARC countries like Sri Lanka and Maldives as well as to the Middle East and South East Asian countries.


The airport was established in 1932 as part of the Kerala Flying Club (under the initiative of Colonel Goda Varma Raja). International operations were initiated by Air India to several cities in the Middle Eastduring the latter half of the 1970s & early 80s. Very soon, Air Lanka (now Sri Lankan) & Air Male joined the race. On 1 January 1991 it was upgraded to an international airport, making it the first such airport in India outside the metropolitan cities.

Expansion plans

Work on a new third terminal to cater for the increasing load of international passengers has commenced in 2006. Decks have been cleared for the construction of a world-class terminal for the Trivandrum international airport with the Union Government approving a Rs.258 crore airport modernisation project.


The terminal, being constructed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) on the city side, will give a big impetus to the development of the city, the IT sector and the tourism industry in the southern districts. The three-storeyed building with an area of 20,000 sq. metres, designed by a consortium of three companies, is of tubular design. All modern facilities such as escalators, elevators and aerobridges will be provided. The terminal will be able to handle the passengers of two A-300s and one Boeing 747 aircraft at the same time.

To enable the passengers to check in at any counter, a Common Users Terminal Equipment (CUTE) will be installed. X-ray machines will be attached to the side of the conveyor belts for faster clearance of baggage. The check-in area will have a floor area of 950 sq. metres and the arrival area 570 sq. metres. The annual handling capacity of the terminal will be 13.3 lakh (1.33 million). The entrance to the terminal will be from the Chaka-Eenchakkal road. A bridge will be built across the Parvathy Puthanar canal to link the proposed new terminal to the Kazhakuttam-Inchivila NH 47. bypass.

The new terminal of the Thiruvananthapuram international airport will open in July 13, 2010,.The present terminal can only cater to about 500 passengers at a time. The new terminal would be able to handle up to 1600 passengers.The new terminal is a tubular three-storied fully air-conditioned building with a floor area of 20,000 sq meters and would provide wi-fi connectivity to passengers.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone for the terminal on 1 November 2006 after the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs Sept 2006 approved the Rs.2.5 billion project. The new terminal is expected to be operational by July 2010.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

The domestic terminal
The domestic terminal
Domestic Terminal Lounge
Domestic Terminal Lounge

There are two terminals, Terminal 1 serving solely domestic flights and Terminal 2 serving international flights.

The international terminal provides 2 gates. Ground operations are handled by Air India and AAI. It has basic amenities including cafés, a book-seller, duty-free shopping (used to run by ITDC, now by a private operator), free local calls, phone-recharging points and an executive lounge run by Muthoot Plaza. Though there is no wireless internet access, passengers can make use of a cybercafé for a fee.

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Arabia Sharjah International
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur International
Air India Dammam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Riyadh International
Air India operated by Indian Airlines Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai International
Air-India Express Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Chennai, Doha, Dubai, Kochi, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Tiruchirapalli International
Emirates Dubai International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
Indian Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai Domestic
Indian Airlines Malé, Sharjah International
Jet Airways Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Domestic
Jet Airways Dammam, Muscat International
Kingfisher Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Domestic
Kuwait Airways Kuwait International
Maldivian Malé International
Oman Air Muscat International
Qatar Airways Doha International
SilkAir Singapore International
Sri Lankan Airlines Colombo International
Tiger Airways Singapore International

Terminal 3

  • Terminal 3 of the airport has finished construction. The New Terminal 3 has 5-8 or more advanced jetways as well as will handle major international flights. It also features more spacious and comfortable sitting areas , Terminal 3 of Trivandrum Airport will open to the Public soon . Most probably Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the Terminal. Once opened, this will be the most modern Airport in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram Intl Airport - Inside Terminal 3
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Thiruvananthapuram Intl Airport - Terminal 3 Baggage Carousel
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General Info
Country India
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 8.482122
08° 28' 55.64" N
Longitude 76.920114
076° 55' 12.41" E
Elevation 15 feet
5 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Alternate Name TRIVANDRUM
Near City Trivandrum

TWR 118.1
RDO 11285
ATIS 126.6
APP 119.6
CON 125.9

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 11148 x 150 feet
3398 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TVM TRIVANDRUM 098X 115.1 At Field -

Fuel 80/87 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (RED)

Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.

FUEL Opr HS, OT 2 hr PN rqr. (NC-80, J)
MISC Ldg fees.
RSTD Rwy and arpt emerg svc avbl for ldg/tkof 30 min after opening of twr.

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