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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Madurai International Airport News and Updates - Reasons for Madurai not becoming 100% International Airport

With the Madurai Airport looking set to get international connectivity, Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken on lease the Commercial Important Person (CIP) Lounge in the airport and has established modern facilities such as wi-fi connectivity.

This had become imperative considering the abundant opportunities available in Madurai for export of jasmine, surgical equipment, textile made-ups, apparels, handicrafts and granite icons.

At present, these goods were exported through Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and other airports.

Here are the reasons - why Madurai is not yet International Airport completely (100%)

Madurai airport is poised for a major leap with the decks being cleared for the operation of international flights. Madurai airport is all set to become International Airport, but no Airlines is operating yet. All approvals from Centre is provided for Madurai Airport to operate as Customs and International airport, but the airlines are not ready to operate from Madurai yet. The operators are afraid to operate of any loss. Even the Tamil nadu Chamber of Commerce had appealed in all possible ways, but no international flight yet. Only Domestic flights are operating. That is the situation today. One more reason told is - Bilateral Airport Treaties entered between India and other countries(except Srilanka) does not include Madurai.

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  • This report is completely wrong! Airlines are definitely interested but CG is not establishing Customs and Immigrations counter here and not notified IXM as Customs airport!!

    By Blogger Saravana kumaran, at 11:20 AM  

  • Thanks Saravana Kumaran for correcting the report.

    Really appreciate your feedback!!

    Overall, would love to have a functional International Airport in Madurai operational.

    By Blogger Madurai Machan, at 11:24 AM  

  • I have read in news that IXM has been declared as Customs Airport, but the counters are not setup.

    By Blogger Madurai Machan, at 12:50 PM  

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