Chennai Airport Departures

Chennai International Airport

Sh. Suneel Dutt, Airport Director
Chennai International Airport, Chennai – 600 027 (TN)

IATA airport code: MAA
ICAO airport code: VOMM

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Chennai International Airport is located in the southeast of India. It is located in the southwest of the city of Chennai (Madras) at 45 min and 13 miles from the center. You can easily take the metro from Chennai airport to the center. The bus and train are also options, but less fast / easy. The taxi costs INR 500 and takes 50 minutes. Furthermore, Chennai airport is one of the oldest airports in India. It ranks 6th busiest airports in the country with an average of 22 million passengers per year.

Extensive expansion has taken place, bringing the capacity to 40 million per year. Most flights are operated by IndiGo, SpiceJet, AirAsia and Air India. This is done via 3 passenger terminals and divided into domestic and international. The airport is also known for the many freight transport. There are many cargo flights to destinations within the country, but also to other Asian countries. There is a separate terminal for these aircraft. Two runways are available to allow all these aircraft to depart.

Chennai Airport destinations

Millions of people fly through this airport every year. Many of them come or go to other destinations in India. The most popular routes are to Delhi and Mumbai. There are more than 40 airports in India to fly to. Some other major busy routes that many airlines fly to are as follows:

There are not many international different destinations. However, it is the large airports that can be used as a stopover, so that you can still fly on to your final destination. In Asia these are mainly Bangkok and Singapore. Often these are also final destinations. You could also fly to other Asian destinations such as:

The most busy international route is to the nearby Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.

There are some direct flights to Europe during the week such as London Heathrow, Amsterdam and Paris. In most cases, a stopover is made at the United Arab Emirates or Qatar. The well-known major airports served by many flights from Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates are Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Other routes in which flights are offered in that region by:


Chennai Airport departures can be seen most often from

  • Oman Air
  • FlyDubai
  • Air Arabia
  • Saudia
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Air India
  • Alliance Air
  • GoAir
  • IndiGo
  • Spicejet

Other airlines with international departures are:

  • Vistara
  • TruJet
  • Thai Airways
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Oman Air
  • Emirates
  • British Airways
Terminals at Chennai Airport

Arriving at Chennai there are 4 terminals. Terminal 1 is also called Kamaraj Terminal. This is for all domestic MAA departures. Terminal is the oldest terminal from 1954 and in use for all cargo flights. Terminal 3 is called Anna Terminal. It mainly for the international Chennai flights and terminal 4 for the the international Chennai Airport departures.

chennai airport departures MAA terminal international

It is the third largest in India in terms of passenger volume. From April 2019 to March 2020, 22,266,722 passengers used the airport. That are 167,982 Chennai departures. The airport is working in the future with 2 new terminals to be able to transport a total of 40 million passengers per year. There are 2 runways where Chennai flight departures take place. Those are 9,600 and 12,000 feet long. Most flights operated are within India. Due the pandemic there have been around 10 million passengers a year at the airport.