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Kozhikode Airport

Kozhikode Calicut Airport is the third busiest airport in Kerala which is constantly being upgraded to serve its passengers better. Karipur International airport is connected well to the state-run bus services to and from the railway station as well as back to the airport.

calicut Airport Information

Karipur Airport Address
Calicut International Airport
Malappuram district, Karipur
Kerala 673647

Enquiries Number: 91 483 271 9491

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Kozhikode International Airport, Calicut

Kozhikode Calicut International Airport or Karipur Airport as it also known, is the 12th busiest airport in India and the 3rd busiest in Kerala. Although it was established in the year 1998, it was granted international status in the year 2006. It serves both domestic and international destinations including Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain. It serves Kozhikode and Malappuram cities.

The airport’s runway has poor visibility condition due to a distinct terrain. Due to this reason, the Airports Authority of India implemented a lead-in lighting system for the runway. The 2,860-meter asphalt runway operates all through the day to handle air traffic.

Terminals Trivia

Calicut Airport has 3 terminals of which low-cost domestic flights can be accessed at Terminal 1 and special operating carriers such as Haj flights can be accessed at Terminal 2. Terminal 3 caters to the operations of international flights as well as high-end domestic flights. For the convenience of customers, it has 2 gates each for entry and exit. The ‘e-Asia 2007’ award was given to the dedicated cargo terminal in the airport for implementing e-commerce/electronic data interchange.

Facilities at the airport

The Calicut Airport is striving to upgrade, renovate, and expand its premises and capacity by improving technology and facilities. Passengers can communicate with their family or friends using the local telephone line upon their arrival at the airport. They can even shop for duty-free goods that are available at affordable costs and savor delicious food at multiple eateries in the airport. The baggage services with conveyor belts at the both the terminals is beneficial for the travelers.

Transport Facilities

Bus services provided by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the cheapest means of transport. They provide buses to and from the Kozhikode Railway Station, which is at a distance of around 25 km from the airport. The nearest bus stand is Kondotty Bus Stand, which is around 3 km away. From here there are city and interstate buses. Avail the services of pre-paid or metered taxis to reach various points in the city.

Places to stay in Calicut

Tourists can enjoy a comfortable stay at any of the hotels nearby the airport. Some of the budget hotels include Paradise Tourist Home, Pulikkal Tourist Home, and Punna Residency. Luxury hotels such as Park Residency, Hotel Benzy Palace, Rebell Residency, Hotel Nuhman, and Le Moshe Inn offer impeccable services to the customers.

Attractions in and around Calicut

Explore the ‘City of Spices’ and spend a memorable time here. There are several places of interest in the city including Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Tusharagiri Falls. Visit places such as Thali Shiva Temple, Azhakodi Devi Temple, Tali Temple, the Krishna Menon Museum, and Matri dei Cathedral to know more about the religious and cultural heritage of the place. Witness the seasonal migration phase of birds at the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Calicut airport?
A. Air India Express, Indigo, and Spice Jet are the most popular airlines that operate from Calicut airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Calicut airport?
A. Jet Airways and Indigo provide cheap domestic and international flights that operate from Calicut airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Calicut airport?
A. The airport code for Calicut airport is CCJ.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Calicut airport? 
A. Calicut to Dubai is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport, with a total of 96 weekly flights.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Calicut airport?
  A. Mumbai and Chennai are the most frequent domestic routes from Calicut airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Calicut airport?
A. The first flight from Calicut Airport is Indigo 6E - 88, which takes off from the airport at 12:45 AM for Dubai.

Q. Which is the last flight from Calicut airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Calicut Airport is Air India Express IX – 343, that leaves the airport at 11:00 PM for Dubai.

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