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Chennai International Airport

Chennai International Airport
The Chennai Airport undergoing development work
Airport information
 Location of airport in India
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesChennai Metropolitan Area
LocationTirusulam, Chennai (Madras)
*Air India *Blue Dart Aviation *Jet Airways *Spicejet
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
StatisticsApr '10-Mar '11
Passenger movements12049679
Airfreight movements in tonnes249523
Aircraft movements124100

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Chennai International Airport ( ), formerly known as Madras International Airport is located in Tirusulam, 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Chennai (Madras), India. For the financial year 2010-11, it was the third busiest airport in India in terms of both international and overall passenger traffic, which is expected to double after March 2012 when its ongoing expansion will be completed and aircraft movements increase from 27 to 50 flights per hour.

It is located along Meenambakkam and Tirusulam with passenger entry at Tirusulam and cargo entry at Meenambakkam. The International terminal is named after Former Late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Annadurai. The domestic terminal is named after another former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Kamaraj. It was built on land donated by former governor of Madras Presidency, L. Sriramulu Naidu.

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