Trichy Airport or Tiruchirapalli Airport is the international airport located in the city of Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. It is managed by the Airport Authority of India and its airport code is TRZ. It caters to both international and domestic travelers. AAI has decided to spend Rs 75 crore for the expansion and modernization of the airport.
Location of Trichy Airport
Trichy Airport is located at a distance of 5 km from Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Its geographical coordinates are Latitude: 10° 45' 57" N and Longitude: 78° 42' 53" E. Airport covers an area of 700 Acres and its elevation is 279 ft. Other airports nearby are Chennai Airport (315 Km), Madurai Airport (132 km and Coimbatore Airport 206 Km.
How to Reach Trichy Airport
Travelers can take taxis, autorickshaws, local transport buses and private cars on rent arrive at the airport. Also reaching the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight timings is very important to go through all formalities in time.
Terminals of Trichy Airport
Trichy Airport recently got a new integrated terminal. This terminal is made up of steel and glass and is equipped with all modern facilities like centralized air conditioning system, inline x-ray baggage inspection system integrated with the baggage conveyor system, escalators, public address system, Flight Information Display System (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance and check in counters. Peak hour passenger handling capacity fo this terminal is 400.
International airlines operating from this airport are AirAsia, Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Mihin Lanka and SriLankan Airlines with flights to destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Sharjah, and Colombo.
Domestic Airlines at Trichy Airport
Domestic airlines operating from Trichy airport are Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and Paramount Airways with regular flights to Chennai and Trivandrum.
Facilities Available at Trichy Airport
Trichy Airport has many facilities like ATMs, money exchange counters, food and beverage, wheelchairs etc.
Travelers can make use of the following facilities at the airport: • Baggage Trolleys and wheelchair for disabled passengers • Medical / First Aid Room • Tourist Information • Car Rental • Drinking Water • Money Exchange • STD / ISD / PCO • Pre-paid Taxi • Gift Shops • Restaurant and Snack Bars • Tea / Coffee Vending Machines • Soft Drink Vending Machines • ATM • T.R. Stall • Florist • Pharmacy
Snacks and drinks offered at the airport usually cost twice or thrice than their normal prices.
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