Tuticorin Airport

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Tuticorin Airport
தூத்துக்குடி வானூர்தி நிலையம்
IATA: TCRICAO:
Tuticorin Airport is located in Tamil Nadu
Tuticorin Airport
Tuticorin Airport
Tuticorin Airport (Tamil Nadu)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Civil Government
Serves Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli
Location Vagaikullam
Elevation AMSL 129 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 08°43′27″N 078°01′33″E / 8.72417°N 78.02583°E / 8.72417; 78.02583
Website Tuticorin Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,434 1,351 Asphalt

Tuticorin Airport (IATA: TCR) is a domestic airport located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu, India serving the districts of Tuticorin and Tirunelveli[1] in southern Tamil Nadu. It is located 15.6 km west from the city centre on Tuticorin-Tirunelveli highway 7A.

Structure[edit]

Tuticorin Airport has one asphalt runway, oriented 10/28, 1351 metres long and 30 metres wide. Its 100 by 60 metre apron provides parking space for 2 ATR 72 or similar aircraft at a time, while its terminal building can handle 72 passengers during peak hours. Navigational aids at Tuticorin include PAPI lights and an Aerodrome beacon [2]

Expansion and Upgrade[edit]

A master plan for upgrading the Tuticorin airport in phases had been prepared by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Tamil Nadu government was asked to provide 586 acres of land free and without encumbrances to the Airports Authority of India.The Land Acquisation process is nearing Completion.Recently Night Landing facilities have been provided at the airport facilitating operation of Late Evening and Night flights.[3] [4] An additional 110 acres of land has been set aside for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Coastguard. [5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Spicejet Chennai

Incidents & Accidents[edit]

  • On 29 July 2013,SG 3291 a spicejet bombardier Q-400 carrying 49 passengers had a tail strike while landing on the short runway triggering panic among passengers.
  • On 3 September 2013, SG 3291, a SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 landed and the engine started smoking due to an oil spillage. Water and foam was used to contain the smoke.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demand to modernise Tuticorin airport". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Airport website". Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/night-landing-at-tuticorin/article5455973.ece
  4. ^ Mehdudia, Sujay (17 March 2010). "Chennai airport expansion on schedule". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tuticorin airport to be expanded". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 12 Jan 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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