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Trivandrum International Airport

Trivandrum International Airport
International terminal (Terminal 3) of the Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Kerala
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
HubAir India Express
Elevation4 m (13 ft)

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Trivandrum International Airport (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം is located in Thiruvananthapuram and is the first airport in the state of Kerala, India.It is the first International airport in a non-metro city in India. TIA is considered as an "all weather" airport in the country and is ISO 9001-2000 certified. It is the 8th busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic and 10th busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic.

The Trivandrum International terminal is located approximately 3.7 km (2.3 mi) due west from the central business district, 16 km (9.9 mi) from Kovalam beach, 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from Technopark Trivandrum and 21 km (13 mi) from the proposed Vizhinjam International Seaport. It is the second busiest airport in Kerala in terms of domestic and international traffic after Cochin International Airport.

In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport also caters to the IAF (Indian Air Force) and the Coast Guard for their strategic operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters for the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology which carries out pilot training activities.

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