Major International Airports In India

Chennai International Airport
Chennai International Airport formerly, Madras International Airport is the primary airport serving the southern Indian metropolis of Chennai. It is the third busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is spread across the suburban areas of Meenambakkam, Pallavaram and Tirusulam with passenger entry at Tirusulam and cargo entry at Meenambakkam.

Chennai Airport is the major hub airport in Southern India and handled 10.5 Million Passengers; 1.10 Lakhs Aircraft and 3.23 Lakh Metric Tones of Cargo during 2009-10. Share of Chennai Airport in all India’s passenger traffic is 8.5% and is third busy airport after Delhi (DIAL) and Mumbai (MIAL) airports. It has better connectivity to the rest of Indian regional airports and to the major airports in the world. On an average, daily, 10,500 international passengers and 18,000 domestic passengers were handled during 2009-10 at Chennai Airport.

Major Highlights of Chennai International Airport
1.First International Airport to get ISO-9001-2000 Certification.
2.1st to have abridges at Domestic Terminal.
3.1st to use Domestic terminal for International flight on wheels.
4.1st to supply free mineral water through designated water coolers at Kamraj Domestic Terminal Anna International Terminal.
5.1st to introduce paper cups at Airport to make it environment friendly.
6.Adjudged 'Best Airport - Domestic Terminal' by Indian Guild of Professional Architects. The President of India gave the award.
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