Thiruvanathapuram International Airport


Thiruvanathapuram International Airport is 4km west from the Thiruvanathapuram city. It is located at Shanghumugham. It was established  in 1932 by Colonel Goda Varma Raja .In 1991 it was reformed to an International Airport.

It is the first airport in Kerala. There are four terminals in this airport-Terminal 1 and 2 are for Domestic airlines such as King Fisher, Air India, Jet Airways etc. Terminal 3 is used for Inter National Air ways that run flights to Sharjah, Singapore, Dubai, Kuwait, and Colombo. Oman airways, Katar airways, Silkair, Air Arabia, Srilankan airlines are the some of International airlines run in this terminal. Cargo terminal is used to maintain the import and export of goods from various countries to India and vice versa. The airport has one of the longest runways. It is an ISO 9001-2000 certified airport .The terminals of Trivandrum International airport are spread over an area of 2,880 acres.

Trivandrum International Airport provides service for Indian Air Force and for pilot training activities of the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology. It is 8th busiest airport in India. All terminals are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi internet facility. It has all medical facilities, shopping facilities, Restaurants and Cafeterias. Banking Facilities and Money Exchange Services are there in the airport. Jewellery shop, Baggage Trolleys, handicraft stall, Kids Care Room is available. Technopark is just 21 km from the airport.

The new terminal is directly accessible from the NH 47 Bypass Road. It is built on a 28,800m² area and it can handle all international flight operations .It has high passenger-handling capacity.

Duty free shops, rest rooms, VIP lounges, business centers are included in new terminal. There is a CUTE system in the new terminal which means common-user terminal equipment, helps passengers to check-in at any of the counters. The general taxi service and car parking area is also available.

  Nearest tourist destinations are Kovalam beach,Veli, Hawa beach(16km from Trivandrum airport). Shankumugham Beach, Vizhinjam International Seaport (an international deepwater multi-purpose shipping hub ) and fishing harbour is 17 km from the airport. Nearby cities are Thiruvananthapuram, Venjaramoodu , Nedumangadu.

Univeristy of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Zoological Gardens are nearest to the airport.

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