Chennai Airport Arrivals

Chennai International Airport

Airport Codes
The International Air Transport Association (IATA): MAA.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): VOMM
Address: Grand Southern Trunk Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, India
Phone: +91 44 2256 0551
Elevation: 16 m
Serves: Chennai Metropolitan Area

MAA Arrivals today

Chennai international airport arrivals

The airport is located in the south-east of the country of India and south-west of the city of Chennai (former Madras). Via the metro and taxi you are quickly in the center of the city. The bus and train is also an option, but less it requires some more time. It ranks 6th largest airports in the country of India with peaks of 22 million passengers per year. The total capacity is 40 million with a new terminal section, so it could still grow a lot. In total there are four terminals and there are 2 runways that are frequently used.


The history of flights at Chennai goes back more than 100 years. The first flight took place in 1910 in the Pallavaram suburb of Chennai. Probably even the first in all of Asia. The first real civil aviation in India started was a few years later. That was from Delhi airport. The first commercial flights to Chennai did not take place from Mumbai until 1932. At Chennai (Madras) the international flight was not until much later in 1936 with the route from Karachi. During the Second World War, the Indian Air Force used the airfield.

The first terminal in art deco style was built in the early 1950’s. Only 30 years later a new terminal was built. This became Kamaraj Terminal 1 for domestic flights. Not much later, the third terminal was completed called Anna Terminal 3 for international flights. The old terminal from 1954 became terminal 2 and used for cargo. Finally, a new international terminal 4 was also created in 2013.

Top routes from MAA

With 22 million passengers a year, there are of course many more destinations from Chennai. As you can see from the top routes, there are many domestic flights in India. In total there are 40 different escape routes within the country. There are not many different international options, but there are a few major hub airports so that any final destination with a stopover is possible.

Airlines at Chennai Airport

There are mainly domestic flights with:

Not many, but there are certainly international Chennai flight arrivals from various destinations. You can go to Europe with Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France.

You can fly to the larger cities in Asia with:

  • All Nippon Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Thai Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
Chennai Airport terminals

There are 4 terminals at Chennai Airport.

  • Terminal 1 is in use for domestic MAA arrivals
  • Terminal 2 for cargo
  • Terminal 3 for International Chennai flight arrivals
  • Terminal 4 for international departure



There are 2 runways, 12,000 and 9,000 feet long for all Chennai airport arrivals.

Passenger stats

Around 23 million passengers travel via the airport. That are about 167 thousand Chennai arrivals. Since the pandemic it has been a bit less.