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Tuticorin Airport

Tuticorin Airport (IATA: TCR, ICAO: VOTK) is a domestic airport located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India serving the districts of Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar[4] in southern Tamil Nadu. It is the fifth busiest airport in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli and Madurai.

Tuticorin Airport
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Tuticorin Airport Main Entrance
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMinistry of Civil Aviation
OperatorAirports Authority of India
Serves
LocationAirport Road, Vagaikulam, Thoothukudi - 628103, Tamil Nadu, India
Opened1992; 27 years ago (1992)
Time zoneIndian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL39 m / 129 ft
Coordinates08°43′27″N 078°01′33″E / 8.72417°N 78.02583°E / 8.72417; 78.02583Coordinates: 08°43′27″N 078°01′33″E / 8.72417°N 78.02583°E / 8.72417; 78.02583
WebsiteAAI Tuticorin
Map
TCR is located in Tamil Nadu
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Location in Thoothukudi
TCR is located in India
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TCR (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,351 4,435 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2018 - December 2018)
Passengers movements126,629(Increase 74.3%)
Aircraft movements2,126(Increase 100.9%)
Cargo tonnage29(Increase 123.1%)

StructureEdit

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 airport include PAPI lights and an Aerodrome beacon[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
IndiGo Bengaluru, Chennai
Spicejet Chennai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Demand to modernise Tuticorin airport". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Airport website". Retrieved 26 October 2011.

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