Terminal 1


Chennai Airport Terminal 1 is a Domestic Terminal, also called as KAMARAJ DOMESTIC TERMINAL(KDT)

It serves both domestic arrivals and departures.
This terminal connects Chennai International Airport with 20 different domestic destinations within India.

In this terminal you can get all international arrival flights. It was built with 3 aero – bridge.


Welcome to Kamaraj Domestic Terminal: Your Gateway to Indian Adventures!

Get ready to explore the vibrant tapestry of India! Chennai Airport’s Terminal 1, also known as the Kamaraj Domestic Terminal, is your launchpad for unforgettable domestic journeys. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time explorer, Terminal 1 offers a seamless and exciting start to your adventure.

Domestic Delights Await:

This bustling terminal caters to most domestic airlines, whisking you away to 20 captivating destinations within India. Imagine the possibilities – the majestic Himalayas, the sun-drenched beaches of Goa, or the bustling metropolises like Delhi and Mumbai. The world, or rather, India, is your oyster!

A Touch of Comfort:

We understand that navigating airports can sometimes feel overwhelming. But fret not! Terminal 1 is designed with your comfort in mind. With 48 check-in counters and a well-organised layout, getting your boarding pass and breezing through security is a breeze.

Fuel Up for Fun:

Feeling peckish before your flight? No worries! Our delightful food court offers a tempting array of local and international cuisines. Grab a quick coffee and pastry, savour a delicious South Indian meal, or indulge in your favourite fast food. There’s something to satisfy every craving.

Shop ’til You Drop (Almost):

Need a last-minute gift or a souvenir to remember your trip? Browse through our selection of shops at Terminal 1. Find everything from travel essentials and local handicrafts to books and magazines to keep you entertained during your flight.

Ready, Set, Explore!

Once you’re prepped and preened, head to one of our nine boarding gates. With a mix of ground-floor and first-floor gates, navigating to your aircraft is easy.

Connecting with Ease:

Travelling onwards to an international destination? No problem! Terminal 1 is conveniently connected to the International Terminal via a covered walkway. So, you can smoothly transition to your next flight without any hassle.

So, what are you waiting for? Let the Kamaraj Domestic Terminal be the launchpad for your incredible India adventure!


In this terminal you can get all the domestic flights which had two aero- bridges and 48 check- in counters.

There are 5 X- ray baggage facilities at domestic terminal. The domestic terminal is connected to the international terminal by moving a walkway.

It has a total of 9 boarding gates, 6 on the ground floor and 3 on the first floor.

The distance between Terminals 1 & 3 to Terminal 4 is about 1 km.


  • Duty free shops
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Conference rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • Check-in
  • Luggage carts
  • Disabled services
  • Vending machines
  • Rest/Retiring rooms
  • Child care room
  • Prayer rooms
  • Information Counters 
  • Smoking lounge facility

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Travel Club Lounge: Operated at Domestic Departure Terminal, Chennai Airport and 24 hours availability, Premium food facility etc.,

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Maharajah Lounge: Maharajah Lounge by Air India. Located near Gate 14 until end of the day, International Departures Chennai Airport. Facilities are Snacks, TV, Newspapers and Magazines, Internet Terminals etc..,

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