Coimbatore International Airport is located in Peelamedu and serves as the main airport of Coimbatore city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Approximately 13km from the city centre, the airport reopened in 1987 and had since offered a selection of both domestic and later, international destinations like Singapore and Colombo starting from 1995. The airport is able to receive up to medium capacity-range and long-range aircraft, as well as cater to night operations. More recently, minor upgrades have been implemented around the airport, such as an exclusive entrance to the car park for selected passengers. Also, the runway has been extended to accommodate larger haul-up weight of foreign aircrafts. Amenities such as banks, restaurants, and shops selling commodities from tea to textiles are also available within the airport premises. Passengers can get to the airport by the city bus, metro railway or prepaid taxi.
Where to go from Coimbatore
Coimbatore Airport serves a multitude of domestic flights to nearby cities within India. One can choose from Mysore all the way to Delhi. Mysore is located in the Southwestern state of Karnataka, and is rich in cultural attractions. Here, visitors can take a trip to the majestic Mysore Palace, or the Amba Vilas Palace, whose soaring popularity has made it the secondmost prominent attraction in India after the Taj Mahal. Mysore also offers other attractions like the elegant Chamundeshwari Temple situated on top of a hill, and the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, home to a variety of animals including Bengal tigers and Indian wolves. Alternatively, Delhi is also a well-known destination and is the historic capital of the country that many tourists flock to. With the English language widely spoken in the city, visitors will encounter little difficulties finding their way around. Places of interests include World Heritage Sites like the stunning Qutub Minar erected with only red sandstone and marble, and the garden tomb of the second Mughal Emperor, Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun, along the banks of Yamuna River.
Flights from Coimbatore Airport also take off to Colombo, the main capital of Sri Lanka. There, visitors can indulge in golf games on lush manicured greens, or embark on a city tour on an open top double decker bus. The city also offers entertainment options at Leisure World, the country’s pioneer amusement and water park. For an exclusive holiday, visitors can also head down to Male in Maldives to enjoy the great beaches and pamper themselves at the Duniye Spa; or the UAE for some shopping bargains and great fusion food.
For longer haul flights from Coimbatore Airport, passengers can consider travelling to the colourful and sensational country of Spain. As the second largest country in Europe, visitors can expect to photograph striking architecture such as the Santiago de Compostela which will tell tales of the city’s history in Galicia, soak in some sun along the beaches of La Concha in San Sebastian, and try some delectable Paella in Valencia prepared the tradition way.
Which airlines fly out
The airport offers a decent variety of flights that will take you from neighbouring cities to international destinations. Carriers such as IndiGo, Jet Airways and Air India cater to the internal market, while Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Sri Lankan Airlines will take passengers out to the global market. Passengers looking to travel to destinations not offered by the Coimbatore Airport can easily take a domestic flight to larger international airports where they will definitely be able to connect with their desired destinations.
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