|Madurai airport's new integrated terminal building|
|IATA: IXM – ICAO: VOMD|
|Owner/Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Location||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Elevation AMSL||136 m / 446 ft|
|Statistics (April 2011 – March 2012)|
Madurai Airport (IATA: IXM, ICAO: VOMD) is a customs airport serving Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu. The airport is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the Madurai railway station. The airport was established in 1956.
Madurai airfield was first used by the Royal Air Force in World War II in 1942. First passenger flight was a Fokker Friendship aircraft on the Madras – Madurai – Trivandrum – Madurai – Madras route in 1956. During mid-1970s, the Boeing 737 was the first jet to be operated from Madurai, by Indian Airlines.
The 1.29 billion (US$24 million) new integrated passenger terminal building was inaugurated on 12 September 2010. A total of 610 acres (250 ha) of land is under acquisition for the expansion of the runway to 12,500 ft (3,800 m) to accommodate large jet aircraft. This terminal with an area of 17,560 m2 (189,000 sq ft) can handle a passenger capacity of 250 each on arrival and departure. The airport parking area has the capacity to park 375 cars and 10 buses
- 16 Check-in counters
- 20 Immigration counters
- 1 Security counter
- 7 customs counters
- 3 Conveyor belts (47 m (154 ft) each)
- 2 X-ray scanners for baggage
- 105 CISF strength
- Total aircraft stands = 7
- 1 B767-400
- 1 A310-300
- 3 B737-800W/A320-200
- 2 ATR 72–500.
The new terminal has two lounges, VIP lounge managed by AAI and Commercial Important persons (CIP) lounge managed by TNCC-Madurai.
Main runway is 2,285 m × 45 m (7,497 ft × 148 ft) with a PCN 92 R/B/W/T (Rigid), 8 F/A/W/T (Flexible) fit for B737-800 series. ILS Cat-I is available for main runway 09/27.
Airlines and destinations 
|Air India||Chennai, Mumbai|
|SpiceJet||Chennai, Colombo, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai|
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