We all have heard the news about short duration sleeping facilities in Railway stations and may have experienced such facilities in some way or the other. Certain start-ups also focused on providing such short nap facilities in prime spots. Chennai Airport has something similar to offer now, and flyers can enjoy short stays in those small spaces. Read to know more. Airport Experience is something that travellers look for to... Read More
Passengers at Chennai airport will now get a glimpse of the state’s culture as the interiors of the new integrated terminal is decorated in sync with traditions of music, classical dance forms and other art. The Airports Authority of India has started the interior works of the terminal, such as ceiling, panelling and painting the structures between international and domestic terminals. The floor and ceiling designs of the terminal will... Read More
Chennai airport will soon get a multiplex! PVR Cinemas has started constructing multiplex theatres inside the multi-level car-parking space in the airport, according to the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The construction is expected to be completed in a span of five months. The passengers arriving at Chennai airport can enter the multi-level car parking through the link bridge. The theatre will be on the top floor of the airport.... Read More
Amid the increasing concerns of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 around the world and the future of the airline industry once again looking to hit turbulence, Chennai Airport has strengthened its safety protocols and precautionary measures. The state government has already issued the notice to the authorities of four airports in the state which include airports in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, and Tiruchirappalli. According to the notice, these airports need to... Read More
Chennai airport is going to get a new integrated terminal by 2022. For this new terminal, the existing terminals, 2 & 3 will be demolished. The new terminal at the airport is expected to be commissioned by December 2022. As per a PTI report, the Airports Authority of India said that the airport's new terminal would operate for both the domestic and international passengers passing through the airport. This is... Read More
Chennai International Airport has installed new artworks in the arrival and departure areas. One of those artworks is suspended from the ceiling parallel to the wall, adopting a unique installation at the airport. The mural shows Tamil Nadu’s global context. Artwork With Archaeological Marvels of Tamil Nadu The artwork at the departure intends to show how the Chennai airport has become the gateway for the people of South India to... Read More
Chennai International Airport’s four-level inline screening system will be implemented in two weeks, freeing the passengers from standing in the queue to scan their luggage at standalone X-ray machines before depositing them at the check-in counter. The new system will allow the passengers to go directly to the check-in counters and drop the baggage on the belt. Four-level screening system to focus on finding explosives The new system will ensure... Read More
The Airports Authority of India has shortlisted two locations for the city's second airport, Pannur and Parandur, and has recently submitted them to the State government. Initially, a team from Chennai examined four sites in Pannur, Parandur, Thiruporur, and Padalam and generated a pre-feasibility study, according to sources at the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It would be a long drive for any passenger who has to travel to the... Read More
The Tamil Nadu government is expediting the process for constructing the next greenfield airport in the state. According to reports, the government is said to have identified four plots at Parandur, Sriperumbudur, Mamallapuram and Tirupur. The selection of land is primarily based on factors like the availability of land and the flexibility to construct the required runways. “It is not easy to finalise a site soon. We should consider the... Read More
The Chennai International Airport is one of the world’s top ten large international airports for ‘on-time’ departures. The airport was placed 8th for ‘on-time performance’ in a review undertaken by Cirium, an organisation that specialises in providing aviation data to the tourism, finance, aerospace, and aviation industries. Aside from that, Chennai International Airport is the only Indian airport in the top ten. Osaka International (Itami) Airport in Japan ranked first... Read More
Chennai is very soon going to get another airport in the city. As of now, all that is needed is the approval of the Civil Aviation Ministry. The ministry wanted a thorough technical study to be done before a location for the second airport in Tamil Nadu's capital could be finalised. As per a New Indian Express report, the state government has landed upon two destinations - Parandur and Cheyyar.... Read More
Wadia Group owned no-frill carrier, GoAir, announced on Thursday that it would add the newly operational Kannur airport as its 24th domestic destination. Also known as the world’s fastest-growing carrier, GoAir said that it would add Kannur to its existing network of flights thus establishing direct connectivity with other domestic airports. As per the carrier’s announcement, GoAir flights would start taking off from Kannur airport on December 9, 2018, which... Read More
The civil aviation authority the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued notices to G. Chandramouli and Manoj Gangal, the directors of Chennai and Ahmedabad airports. The notices claimed that the Chennai and Ahmedabad airports failed to maintain a few critical areas of airports as per the prescribed safety standards. DGCA conducted the inspections of the airports earlier this month following multiple aircraft landing incidents at various airports. The... Read More
The team of officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will visit Chennai next week to conduct the feasibility study of two locations for the construction of the second airport in the city. According to sources, the places considered for the airport are between Mamandur and Cheyyur, and another site between Kanchipuram and Arakonam. Both locations are around 80 kms from Chennai. Chennai’s second airport is expected to be... Read More
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