Pondicherry Airport lies in the beautiful beach city of Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry. Pondicherry is the capital of Union Territory Pondicherry, in South India. Pondicherry airport is a domestic airport, with an airport code PNY. This airport is not commercially operational at present. There are several other airports in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu has three international airports i.e. Chennai Airport, Coimbatore Airport and Trichy Airport, and other domestic airports, like Madurai Airport and Tuticorin Airport. Airports Authority of India may soon get the consent of Central government to open this airport to commercial flights, seeing the tourist traffic.
Location of Pondicherry Airport
Distance to Pondicherry Airport from the city center is 7 km. Pondicherry railway station is at a distance of 7.4 km and the local bus terminus is at a distance of 6.3 km from the airport. It takes 13-20 min to reach the airport from bus terminus and railway station by car.
Geographical location of this airport is Longitude: 79° 48’ 36” E and Latitude: 11° 58’ 7” N. Airport has single runway 3983 ft long at an elevation of 118 ft.
Terminals of Pondicherry Airport
Pondicherry airport is a small airport, having single domestic terminal only. Currently, no commercial airlines operate from here. Airport only has the provision of drinking water and washrooms.
Contact Information of Pondicherry Airport
Contact information of Pondicherry airport is as follows: Airports Authority of India, Pondicherry Airport Telephone: 91-413-253178
A Tourist Delight Pondicherry is a favorite vacation destination among both local and international tourists. It is a former French colony. It has gorgeous beaches, temples, and churches. Pondicherry is also well known for Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Many international tourists visit this place once and never return.
Pondicherry is also a place of fairs and festivals, held all round the year. Tourists from all over the world attend the International Yoga Festival held in the month of January. Other major festivals include Fete De Puducherry or Liberation Day of Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Anniversary and Christmas.