The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested Air India Express and IndiGo Airlines to connect Madurai with Malaysia's capital, after the reopening of the Trichy-Kuala Lumpur service. The city's passenger traffic will be considerably boosted, as well as commercial and industrial growth, according to the report.
Madurai, the gateway to the whole south Tamil Nad, is well connected by road and rail for subsequent travels, according to Chamber president N Jegatheesan. A significant portion of the Tamil diaspora in Malaysia comes from southern Tamil Nad, particularly districts like Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram, which employ a large number of people. Airlines should leverage the passenger potential in the sector, he added, because almost half a million travellers from the region use Trichy airport to fly to Malaysia.
At each arrival and departure, the new terminal at the International Airport can accommodate 250 people. With various temples in the city and surrounding regions, as well as hill stations like as Kodaikanal and Munnar accessible from here, there is a regular flow of international tourists. Madurai is also a growing medical tourism destination, with a number of superspecialty facilities such as Apollo, Arvind Eye Hospital, Meenakshi Mission Hospital, and Vadamalayan, to mention a few.