Kozhikode Calicut International Airport is noted for being one of the international airports in India with the highest aircraft traffic. Its domestic and international passenger traffic is also generally rising yearly, making its increase in total passenger traffic one of the highest among Indian airports. Today, it not only serves domestic destinations like Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, passengers can also fly to numerous international destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. The airport mainly hosts airlines such as Air India Limited, Air India Express, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Arabia, Spicejet, Oman Air, Etihad Airways, Air Sahara, Emirates and Qatar Airways. As for transport of cargo, passengers will be delighted to know that such services are available at the airport and are handled by airlines like Qatar Airways and Expoair.
Located 130km from Calicut Railway Station in the city, the airport serves Kozhikode and Malappuram cities, in the state of Kerala. It is one of the state’s busiest airports. With two major terminals, Kozhikode Airport’s Terminal 1 connects flights domestically within India. Built with 2 gates for entry and another 2 for exit, travellers can quickly and easily enter or leave for their destinations once their airport administrative procedures have been completed. Terminal 2 serves its international flight passengers specifically.
Striving to improve its technology and facilities, Kozhikode Airport is devoted to upgrading, renovating and further expanding its premises and capacity. Baggage services have been enhanced with conveyor belts at both the terminals to benefit passengers of this international airport. Whiling the time away may not be such a burden to kickstart a potentially exciting trip as travellers can take comfort in the multiple food outlets to relieve hunger pangs. Get your daily scoop of the news and learn to communicate via the local telephone line with readily available telecommunication services. Duty-free products are a-plenty to make your shopping urges less expensive.
Buses, trains and taxis help to resolve passengers’ transport needs. To get to the city, take a taxi for slightly over 30km to the nearest bus stop, then continue your journey by bus. Alternatively, trains may be more ideal as the Kozhikode Railway Station is a significantly shorter distance away from the airport compared to the bus stop.
Do not forget to check out the natural charms of this Indian city; let the breeze run through your hair at Kappad Beach and Beypore Beach, and feel the grandeur of the Tusharagiri Falls and Kozhippara Falls. Satisfy your cultural cravings by visiting the Thali Shiva Temple, Tali Temple, Azhakodi Devi Temple, Matri dei Cathedral and the Krishna Menon Museum where you will get to understand the city’s religious beliefs, cultural practices and historical heritage. Finally, if you are lucky, look out for birds going through their migration phases at the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary during the right season, for an experience of one of nature's gorgeous spectacles.
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