Madurai Airport is the domestic airport located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Airports Authority of India handles all operations at this airport and its airport code is IXM. Madurai airport is being expanded by AAI to cater to growing domestic passenger traffic. AAI has also proposed to install Instrument Landing system (ILS) and Simple Approach Lightning System on this airport.
Location of Madurai Airport
Madurai airport is located at a distance of 13 km from the city center of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Distance from airport to Madurai Railway Station is 9 km. Its geographical coordinates are longitude: 78° 5’ 36” E and latitude: 9° 50’ 4” N. Runway length of this airport is 5990 ft. and elevation is 459 ft. AAI has proposed to expand its runway to 7500 ft. Other airports near Madurai Airport are Trichy Airport (128 km) and Coimbatore Airport (225 km).
How to Reach Madurai Airport
Madurai Airport is easily accessible from the city. Local city buses take passengers regularly to and from the airport. Other means include autorickshaws, taxis and private cars on rent. Also, try to reach the domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight timings to board the flight in time.
Terminals of Madurai Airport
Madurai Airport has five terminals. Domestic airlines operating from this airport are Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher, Paramount Airways and Kingfisher Red with regular flights to destinations like Bangalore, Chennai, and Mumbai. International travelers can opt for nearest Trichy International Airport or Coimbatore International Airport.
Facilities Available at Madurai Airport Madurai Airport has modern infrastructure and many facilities for the convenience of passengers.
Travelers can avail following facilities at the airport: • Free Luggage Cart Service • Toilets • Baby Care • Showers • Jet Airways Lounge • Kingfisher Lounge • ATMs • Fax • Cyber café • Wi-Fi access • Duty-free shops • Snack Bars • Tea and coffee • Restaurants • Luggage Trolleys • Barber shops • Manicure • Urge and shoe-shine amenities • Meditation rooms • Foreign Currency Exchange desks
Madurai airport has restaurants like Napa Valley Wine Bar, Brooklyn Brew Pub, Eurasia Coffee House, Euro Café, Greenwich Village Bistro, McDonalds, Panini Express, Soup & KimBob, Sylvia's, Wok n' Roll, Creative Croissant, Burger King, Chili's Too, Great American Bagel, Manchu Wok, Sam Adam's Pub, Sbarro, Starbucks, TCBY, Au Bon Pain, Bar Avion, BowlRama, Brooklyn Ale House (B Concourse), Cafe Ritazza, Common Seating Food Court, Cucina Express, Delancey's Bar Gourmet Gift Food, Krispy Kreme, Mesa Picante, Naples Express, Pier Bar, Shannon's Bar (A Concourse), Taste of Asia, Zum Zum, Boars Head Deli, Cibo Deli, Deep Blue Sushi, Dunkin Donuts, Famous Famiglia, International Food Hall, Mex and the City, New York Sports Grill, Sammy's BBQ, Sky Asian Bistro, The Away Café, Broadway Brewing Co., Everything Yogurt, The Grove, Nathan's, Pickles, Deli & Soups, The Treat Street EY Cart, Wok & Roll
All restaurants charge more for their food at the airport than outside.