Chennai Airport

The Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA, ICAO: VOMM) is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic and cargo movement, just behind the airports in Delhi and Mumbai, and is therefore one of the easiest international airports to get to in the country.

Trains are still the most cost-effective mode of transportation, but low airfare has made air travel increasingly accessible and popular; Various airlines serve Chennai International Airport, the city’s primary airport, and offer budget and discounted fares. Interesting fact: Chennai Airport was India’s very first.

On 2020, Chennai Airport registered 8 million passengers due to coronavirus disaster.

South of Chennai, around 7 kilometres away, is what was formerly known as Madras International Airport. The first Indian domestic flight, operated by Indian state air services in conjunction with Imperial Airways, UK, departed from Karachi for Delhi in 1912.

When Air India first took to the skies in 1954, it flew from Mumbai to Belgaum to Chennai, making its final stop at this major Indian airport. The airport’s original passenger terminal, called Meenambakkam Airport, was built on its north-eastern side. In 1985, the airport began serving domestic passengers, and in 1989, it began serving international passengers. In 2003, the airport moved into a brand-new terminal; the old terminal is now used for freight.

Chennai international airport’s new integrated terminal:

Developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs12.6bn ($154.4m), The new integrated terminal building (NITB) is part of Chennai Airport Modernization Phase II. The first phase of NITB T2 increases the airport’s annual passenger capacity from 23 million to 30 million.
The second phase of the NITB T2 project is underway and is expected to increase the size of the terminal to 197,000m² (2.2 million ft²) and the airport’s annual passenger handling capacity to 35 million.

The new terminal building has stunning grand pillars & columns finished with stainless steel champagne bars. Airport Authority presents a modern style terminal with a tasteful blend of Tamil Nadu’s heritage. The golden finish adds richness and elegance to the overall design of the new terminal.

Chennai international airport’s new integrated terminal:

How to get Chennai Airport(MAA)?

You can get the following Transport options From Chennai Airport:

By Bus:  Outside the Terminals, you can get public buses

By Taxi:  You can reach within 45 minutes to Chennai city centre by taxi.

By Metro: The Metro connections are available between Chennai Airport and downtown.

By Train: Transit connections are available for  Airport.

Facilities at Chennai Airport

  • Duty Free

  • Helping Counter

  • Currency Exchange

  • Lost & found

  • Security Checking

  • Luggage carts

  • Restaurants

  • Vending Machines

Chennai Airport Information

Airport Specifications

Chennai Airport Code: IATA: MAA / ICAO: VOMM
Chennai Airport Name: Chennai International Airport
City Name: Chennai
State: Tamil Nadu
Distance from city: 19 km from city center
Direction from city: South-West

Chennai Airport Address: GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, INDIA

Tel:  91 – 44 – 2256 1122
Fax: 91 – 44 – 2256 0512



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