Terminal 3


Chennai Airport Terminal 3, also known as ANNA INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL(AIT). Which was built in 1988 after the opening of a domestic terminal( Kamaraj Terminal). It is hub of the International Arrivals.

Terminal 3 connects the Chennai Airport with over 20 destinations worldwide.

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

Farewell (For Now): A Fond Adieu from Chennai Airport’s Terminal 3 (Under Renovation)

While Terminal 3 is currently undergoing renovations to serve you even better in the future, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge its role in connecting you to the world.

A Legacy of International Arrivals:

For many years, Terminal 3, also known as the Anna International Terminal, served as the heart of Chennai’s international arrivals. It’s where countless travellers stepped off planes, eager to explore the vibrant city and beyond. We hold onto fond memories of the happy reunions, the excited first-time visitors, and the stories exchanged within these walls.

The Future is Bright:

The decision to renovate Terminal 3 is part of Chennai Airport’s commitment to providing a world-class travel experience. The revamped terminal will be integrated with Terminal 2, creating a more spacious and efficient international gateway. We can’t wait to welcome you back to a brand new Terminal 3, equipped to handle the ever-growing stream of international travellers.

In the meantime:

While Terminal 3 is temporarily unavailable for arrivals, fret not!  Your international journey to Chennai still begins smoothly. All international arrivals are now processed through the spanking new Terminal 2.

Navigating the New Normal:

Chennai Airport is well-connected.  A covered walkway links Terminal 2 to the Domestic Terminal (Terminal 1) for those continuing their journey within India.  Similarly, you can easily access the revamped arrival facilities at Terminal 2 upon disembarking from your international flight.  Our friendly staff is always on hand to guide you if needed.

Thank You for Being Part of the Journey:

We appreciate your understanding as we embark on this exciting new chapter for Chennai Airport. We look forward to welcoming you back to a bigger and better Terminal 3 soon. Until then, Terminal 2 awaits to usher you into the warmth and vibrancy of Chennai!


In this terminal you can get all international arrival flights. It was built with 3 aero – bridge and it had 45 check -in counters.

There are two x-ray baggage facilities at AIT. It has 6 boarding gates on the first floor.


Passengers will get all the services needed in arrivals and departures areas.

  • Duty free shops
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Conference rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • Check-in
  • Medical and health scan facilities
  • 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 International Departures Terminal, Chennai Airport. Open from 6.00 pm to 11.00pm on gate 11 and for gate 16 & 17 open from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm , Premium food facility etc.,

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Maharajah Lounge: Maharajah Lounge by Air India. Open from 4.00 am to 10.00pm Located near Gate 14, International Departures Chennai Airport. Facilities are Snacks, TV, Newspapers and Magazines, Internet Terminals etc..,

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