CONVERGING CARGO OPERATIONS AND PASSENGER COMFORT
Madurai Airport is primarily a customs airport located in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu and serves as a gateway to the southern districts of the state. It is a steadily growing non-metro Indian airport which lays 12 km away from Madurai city.
The area of Madurai Airport was initially used as an airfield by the British Royal Air Force during World War II in 1942. After the end of World War II, the airport was used by The Hindu, a leading Indian national newspaper, to bring its newspapers that were printed in Chennai to Madurai. As the demand for civil aviation by the people living in and around the city increased, the airport began commercial
operations in 1957.
Madurai Airport was announced as a customs airport with effect from January 1, 2012. Further, international operations to Sri Lanka also commenced from September 20, 2012.
Currently, Madurai Airport is handling 46 (23 arrivals + 23 departures) movements per day operated by various scheduled airline operators including Air India, Jet Airways, Spicejet, Indigo, Air India Express, Alliance Air and Sri Lankan Airlines. Among these, eight movements (four arrivals + four departures) involve international operations.
The airport runway length is 2285X45 metres. It is capable of accommodating aircraft up to Airbus 321-200 and Boeing 737-800. The airport is equipped with seven
Independence Day celebrations, Madurai Airport