Situated at a distance of only 5 km from city centre, Tiruchirapalli Airport is often referred to as Trichy Airport. It is an international airport serving the city of Tiruchirapalli amd neighboring districts in the Tamil Nadu state. The airport was given international status on 4th Oct’2012 and is operated by the Airports Authority of India. Several flights regularly operate to and fro the airport to the rest of the country.
Tiruchirapalli Airport is situated at an altitude of 88m above sea level and features a 2,480m long runway. According to history, the airport was once used for landing damaged aircrafts by British Air force during World War II. Civilian operations only started after the war ended. History also reveals that flights to Colombo started to operate from Trichy since 1980s. In terms of the traffic, the airport has witnessed 870,050 passenger movements along with 7,883 aircraft movements and 2,899 cargo tonnages in the year from Apr’12 to Mar’13. Tiruchirapalli is a city of importance in Tamil Nadu and is connected to most parts of India via air. Some of the major airlines that operate at the Trichy Airport are Jet Airways, Air India, JetKonnect, Mihin Lanka and SriLankan Airlines.
Inaugurated on 21st Feb’2009, the new integrated terminal at the airport spreads over an area of 11,700 square meters and has the capacity of handling 470 passengers in peak hour. It has a total of 20 check-in counters, 6 custom counters, 16 immigration counters and is equipped with two lounges including VIP as well as CIP lounges. The old terminal has been transformed to an international cargo complex, which started operations in 2011.
Tiruchirapalli Airport has many passenger as well as general facilities. Facilities provided to passengers are trolleys, wheel chair, telephone, security hold area, VIPlounge, medical aid and assistance to physically challenged passengers. Other general services offered at the airport include a restaurant, a snack bar, a TR stall, a money exchange counter, car rental, a communication centre, a tourist information centre, an ATM etc.
Tiruchirapalli is among the largest cities in Tamil Nadu and is home to many historical as well as heritage sites of tourist interest. If you want to visit the city via air then you can browse through Skyscanner to check out the best flight deals.
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