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Madurai Airport

The fourth busiest airport in the state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai Airport is majorly a customs airport situated 12 km from the Madurai Railway station. Madurai Airport is well-equipped to handle the needs of the passengers like food court, duty-free, lounges, ATM, medical care and much more.

madurai Airport Information

Madurai Airport Address
Madurai Airport
Airport Road
Madurai
Tamil Nadu 625022

Enquiries Number: 91 452 269 0717

Madurai Airport, Madurai

Located at around 12 km away from Madurai Railway Station, Madurai Airport is a customs airport serving the state of Tamil Nadu. Established in the year 1957, it is the fourth busiest airport in Tamil Nadu in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. In the financial year 2016-2017, the passenger traffic of Madurai Airport was 978, 919 as compared to 842, 300 in the year 2015-2016, showing a growth rise of 16.2 %. Madurai Airport was used by the Royal Air Force in World War II.

Terminals Trivia

The airport has two terminals adjacent to each other. The integrated terminal handling both domestic and international flights has opened in 2010 and the old terminal is used for cargo movements. The terminal approximately handles more than 90,000 passengers in a month. In the year 2016, the annual international passengers were 272, 000 and the number of annual domestic passengers were around 697, 000, showing an increase in growth by 28% as compared to the previous year. SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo, and Jet Airways are some of the major airlines from the terminal.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Madurai Airport offers a lot of facilities for the passengers. Plenty of coffee shops, a food court, and restaurants are available at the airport. Also, you can use the vending machines for refreshments. There are various lounges to relax before you fly. Reserved Lounge and CIP Lounge are present at the check-in area. There is another Reserved Lounge at the arrival section and there are also retiring rooms located at the Public Concourse. Shopping options are in plenty at the airport, including local shops as well as duty-free branded shops. Few of the shops include The Chennai Silks, Ramraj Cotton, Tanjore Arts and Crafts, Hyderabad Pearls, and Karlsburg. Along with these, there are shops selling gift and souvenirs, pooja materials, electronics, and books.

Madurai Airport provides many other facilities as well. ATMs and currency exchange counters are present at the airport. Free trolleys and baggage services with X-ray scanning are also available. Also, first aid center, medical care room, childcare room, rest rooms, and lost and found center are present at the airport. Assistance and wheelchairs are also provided for the passengers in need.

Transport Facilities

Madurai Airport is among the few airports that have a lot of government transport facilities. There are plenty of well-maintained city buses running directly from the airport to various parts of the city at frequent intervals. There are authorized rental car counters and pre-paid taxi counters at the airport, which ensure a comfortable journey at a fair price. Plenty of auto rickshaws are also available outside the airport and can be used to reach any part of the city.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are many stay options near Madurai Airport. The types of hotels range from budget, elite to luxury. Some of the luxurious stay options include The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai, Regency Madurai by GRT Hotels, Royal Court Hotel, Hotel Germanus, The Thangam Grand, Heritage Madurai, Fortune Pandiyan Hotel, Poppys Hotels, Madurai Residency, and Kandambavanam Ethnic Resort. Some budget hotels include Hotel Park Plaza, Hotel Sree Devi, Hotel Padmam, West Marret Hotel, Hotel the Nook, MR Residency, and Hotel Boopathi.

Explore Madurai

Madurai has many beautiful sightseeing places that are worth visiting. Some of the nearby places include Sri Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Museum, Madurai Inhabitants, Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Aayiram Kall Mandappam, St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Mani Impala Multiplex, Athisayam Water Amusement Park, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Storytrails Madurai, and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Madurai airport?
A. Air India, SpiceJet, and SriLankan Airlines are the most popular airlines that operate from Madurai airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Madurai airport?
A. SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India, SriLankan Airlines are the cheap flights that operate from Madurai airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Madurai airport?
A. The airport code for Madurai airport is IXM.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Madurai airport? 
A. Madurai to Dubai is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Madurai airport?
  A. Madurai to Chennai is one of the most frequent domestic routes from Madurai airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Madurai airport?
A. The first flight from Madurai Airport is SpiceJet SG 3072, which takes off from the airport at 7.40 AM for Chennai.

Q. Which is the last flight from Madurai airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Madurai Airport is Jet Airways 9W 2724 that leaves the airport at 9.20 PM for Chennai.

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