Coimbatore International Airport

Coordinates: 11°01′36″N 077°02′30″E / 11.02667°N 77.04167°E / 11.02667; 77.04167
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Coimbatore International Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerMinistry of Civil Aviation
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesCoimbatore Metropolitan Area
LocationPeelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Time zoneIST (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL400 m / 1,311[1] ft
Coordinates11°01′36″N 077°02′30″E / 11.02667°N 77.04167°E / 11.02667; 77.04167
WebsiteCoimbatore Airport
CJB is located in Tamil Nadu
CJB is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,990 9,809 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2022 – March 2023)
Passengers2,557,263 (Increase 98.9%)
Aircraft movements17,642 (Increase 60.1%)
Cargo tonnage8,381 (Increase 11%)
Source: AAI[2][3][4]

Coimbatore International Airport[5] (IATA: CJB, ICAO: VOCB) is an international airport and the primary airport serving the industrial cities of Coimbatore, Erode and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the neighbourhood of Peelamedu, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Coimbatore's city centre. It is the 18th-busiest airport in India for passengers handled, 17th-busiest for total aircraft movement and 15th-busiest for cargo handled.[citation needed] The airport is served by five Indian and three foreign carriers providing direct connectivity to nine domestic and three international destinations.


Entrance of the airport
Front view of the airport
Arrivals area of the airport

The then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, declared the government's intention to upgrade Coimbatore Airport to international status in a meeting with senior ministers on 6 June 2012,[6] and the Union Cabinet granted it the status of international airport on 2 October 2012.[7]


Side view of the airport

The airport has one runway, which was extended to 9,760 ft (2,970 m) from 8,500 ft (2,600 m) in order to accommodate larger aircraft.[8] In 2008, the airport was expanded at a cost of 780 million (US$9.8 million) with 9 parking bays[9] and Instrument Landing System (ILS).[10] In 2010, new domestic and international divisions were added to the already existing common terminal.

The airport has a parking management system with a capacity to accommodate nearly 300 cars.[11] There are two hangars in the airport; one provides housing for the planes of Coimbatore Flying Club, the other provides shelter for private carriers.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to construct a new domestic departure terminal building with swankier interiors on the eastern side of the airport. The terminal would be constructed in an area of 10,000 square feet (930 m2) with a cost of around ₹ 125 crore.[12] Tender process for environmental clearance has started for the construction of the new terminal building and associated works, such as the construction of new Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower cum Technical Block and Admin Block.[13]

The further proposed expansion of the airport includes extension of runway to 12,500 ft (3,800 m) to accommodate larger aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and construction of a parallel taxiway to the runway to minimize runway occupancy time and turnaround time of aircraft.[14]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Air ArabiaSharjah
Air IndiaChennai,[15] Mumbai[16]
IndiGoAhmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa–Mopa,[17] Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune
VistaraDelhi, Mumbai


Amazon Air Bangalore[18]


Annual passenger traffic at CJB airport. See Wikidata query.


The airport is located on Avinashi Road about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the central bus station. Bus services into the city are available from the bus stop located on Avinashi Road (around 1 km (0.62 mi) from the airport). Frequent intercity bus services are available from Gandhipuram central bus station and also from other auxiliary bus stations at Singanallur and Ukkadam. The airport is 11 km (6.8 mi) from the major railway station, Coimbatore Junction and the nearest rail stations are at Singanallur and Peelamedu. Cab services, call taxis and auto rickshaws provide 24 hours commuting services to the airport.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coimbatore Airport". Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Annexure III – Passenger Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Annexure II – Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Annexure IV – Freight Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Coimbatore Airport". Archived from the original on 4 August 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Prime Minister holds infrastructure meet, but Mukul Roy is missing". NDTV. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. Prime Minister said this year will see a series of new projects being commissioned, including international airports for Lucknow, Varanasi, Coimbatore, Trichy and Gaya
  7. ^ "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". The Economic Times. New Delhi. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Extended runway ready at Coimbatore Airport". The Hindu. 20 April 2008. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  9. ^ "New aprons being built at Coimbatore airport". The Hindu. 21 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Coimbatore airport to get a new look". The Hindu. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  11. ^ "New parking system at Coimbatore Airport". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  12. ^ "New building for domestic departure to come up at city airport". The Times of India. 8 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Airport Authority of India - Tenders".
  14. ^ Palaniappan, V. S. (19 May 2012). "Airport land acquisition process under way". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Air India Flight Schedule". Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  16. ^ Shah, Shahrukh (1 May 2023). "Air India Set to Start Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai Flight Service From May 3, Check Details". News18. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  17. ^ "INDIGO 1H23 DOMESTIC ROUTES ADDITION SUMMARY – 05MAR23". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  18. ^ Staff writers (23 January 2023). "Amazon Air takes off in India". Amazon. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  19. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-48C-DO (DC-3) VT-CFK". Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

External links[edit]

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