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Tuticorin Airport

Tuticorin Airport at a distance of 17 km from Tuticorin serves the town, as also the Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. Tuticorin Airport is well-connected with Chennai and also has flights to other cities of India. The State Government of Tamil Nadu has plans to upgrade the airport and also expand it to make it a base for IAF and Indian Coast Guard aircrafts.

tuticorin Airport Information

Tuticorin Airport Address
Tuticorin Airport
Tamil Nadu 628001

Enquiries Number: 91 461 227 1863

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Tuticorin Airport, Tuticorin

Located 16.9 kilometers from Tuticorin, Tuticorin Airport serves Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts in Tamil Nadu. The State Government of Tamil Nadu has undertaken plans to upgrade the airport, including resurfacing of existing runway, strengthening of apron, taxiway, and cargo handling capacities. For this work, the Airports Authority of India will be provided with 586 acres of land by September 2017. For the operations of Indian Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard, the airport has been allocated an additional 110 acres of land. Tuticorin Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the state of Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, and Madurai.

Terminals Trivia

Tuticorin Airport has one terminal with the capacity of handling approximately 72 passengers at a time. It features one asphalt runway, which is 1351 meters long and 30 meters wide. 2 ATR 72 or similar aircrafts can be parked at the airport’s 100 by 60 meter long apron at once. The runway is equipped with night landing facilities. As of now, only domestic flights provided by SpiceJet are operated from the Tuticorin Airport to major Indian cities like Chennai.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Tuticorin Airport has all the basic facilities, such as baggage services for the comfort of travelers. Wheelchair facility is provided for physically challenged and aged people. Being small in size and less passenger traffic, there is only one snack joint, Kajah Tea, for tourists to buy refreshments. Wi-Fi facility is provided at the airport by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. under the Digital India initiative. X-ray baggage inspection equipment and an explosive trace detector have been installed at the airport for the convenience of passengers.

Transport Facilities

Passengers can choose from transportation options, such as trains, buses, and taxis to travel. Tuticorin Railway Station is located 18 kilometers away from the Tuticorin Airport, which can be easily reached by hiring a cab or boarding a bus. City buses are operated by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp. and the Tuticorin Bus Stand is situated 16 kilometers from the Tuticorin Airport. It takes around 19 minutes to reach the Tuticorin Bus Stand from the airport by a taxi or car. Apart from these options, a private taxi can be hired to reach the desired destination.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Passengers can opt from variety of hotels available near the Tuticorin Airport. Dsf Grand Plazas Pvt. Ltd. is one of the luxury hotels located in the city. Check out Regency Tuticorin by GRT Hotels, Kani Residency Hotel, and Roxel Inn Pearl, which provide all the facilities of a business hotel. Sree Bharani Hotels is one of the best budget hotels in Tuticorin.

Explore Tuticorin

Tuticorin, also called as Thoothukudi or the “Pearl City “, is popular for its beaches, temples, and historical sites. Sankara Rameshwarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near the old bus stand. Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary is located in the Vallanadu village and famous for its natural beauty. Hare Island attracts many tourists during the festival of Pongal. Church of Lady of Snow, Kazhugumalai, and Kulasekarapattinam Mutharamman Temple are other tourist attractions located in and around Tuticorin.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Tuticorin airport?
A. SpiceJet is the only airline that operate from Tuticorin airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Tuticorin airport?
A. SpiceJet offers cheap flights from Tuticorin airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Tuticorin airport?
A. The airport code for Tuticorin airport is TCR.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Tuticorin airport? 
A. There are no international flights, direct or connecting, available from Tuticorin airport.

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

Q. Which is the first flight from Tuticorin airport?
A. The first flight from Tuticorin Airport is SpiceJet 3592, which takes off from the airport at 10:40 AM for Chennai.

Q. Which is the last flight from Tuticorin airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Tuticorin Airport is SpiceJet 3594, which leaves the airport at 03:00 PM for Chennai.

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