Madurai Airport is situated at a distance of 13 km from the city. It has one terminal, which takes care of the domestic flights taking off from the city. There are five airlines operating from the airport, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Paramount Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Air Deccan. Free trolleys and wheel chair facility is provided by the Airport. Apart from this, there are a number of other facilities that are provided at the airport, like first aid room, lost and found baggage, rest room, etc.
Banking facilities are provided by the Indian Bank. There is also a
Hospitality Desk of Travel Club of Madurai at the airport. The airport
of Madurai is maintained by the Airport Authority of India. It has a
parking space where vehicles can be parked. City bus service and general
taxi service is also available from here. With growing passenger
traffic, the airport has gone into a phase of upgradation.
It has been proposed to give the airport an International status pretty
soon. As per the proposed plan, there will be some international flights
from Madurai which will bring relief to the passengers traveling to Gulf
countries and South East Asian Nations. At present, passengers have to
first fly to Chennai, Tiruchi or Thiruvananthapuram, from where they can
take flights to international destinations.