International airport of Trivandrum is one of the 3 major high standard airports situated in Kerala. As a large number of residents from Kerala are working in Gulf, most international flights running from airport of Trivandrum serve the Gulf region. With the development of the state as a major tourist place, the international airport of Trivandrum is now-a-days welcoming large number of foreign travelers. At present, majorly 8 international level airlines are operating from the airports which include Indian Airlines Ltd. Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Silk Air Oman Air and Kuwait Airways. This airport has major 2 terminals as Terminal one and Terminal Two.
Major facilities at Trivandrum Airport
- Snacks bar
- Duty free shops
- ISD/STD phone service
- Coffee/Tea vending machine
- Good assistance to aged/infirm/ handicap
- Wheel chair for physically challenged travelers
- Post office facilities
- Rest rooms
- Baggage trolley facility which is absolutely free
Trivandrum Airport is situated five kilometers to the south west direction of Trivandrum, which was formerly the capital of state Kerala. Besides two terminals, the construction work on third terminal is in progress. It will entirely be devoted to intercontinental flights. For the convenience of travelers, there are lots of signs hanged along with central road heading directly to international airport. Many facilities are made available at Trivandrum airport. Moreover, you can also hire a car for enjoying your trip fully as there are number of companies which render car hiring services to the travelers.
The city bus service runs quite often between the main bus terminal to airport at East Port which is in the vicinity of Padmanabha Swamy temple. Moreover, auto rickshaws and taxis are also available easily outside the terminals; you can also select pre paid taxis to reach at your destination by booking at special counter in arrival area of terminal buildings. In both international as well as domestic terminals, various information desks are established from where the visitors can inquire about their flight timings and schedules.
There is also a “lost and found” office established in the premises of airport which handles the lost luggage of visitors. At international terminal, the travelers are also allowed to access internet facilities.
No accommodation unit is located within the campus of airport, however you can opt for advance booking in hotels such as Hotel Horrison, Hotel South Park and Hotel Lucia, all of which are located merely at the distance of seven km from the airport.