Thiruvananthapuram Airport functions as a major gateway to extremely beautiful Kerala. Situated nearby outer side of metropolis and in the vicinity of Shankumugham, the busy airport with numerous exciting facilities caters around forty national as well as international flights and around one thousand visitors everyday.
Known as the 1st airport of State Kerala, it is situated at the distance of 3.7 km from west city center and around sixteen km from beach of Kovalam. The international Thiruvananthapuram Airport operates express flights to various international metropolises like Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Qatar, Bahrain, Muscat, Sharjah, Colombo, Male, Singapore, Dubai and Kuwait. It is also well connected to Indian cities like Goa, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai through domestic flights. Moving further, the Thiruvananthapuram Airport is a well-located terminal for getting to SAARC countries such as South East Asian and Middle East countries as well as Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Destinations and airlines
There are 2 major terminals as terminal one serving domestic flights solely and terminal two serving primarily international flights. Domestic airlines include Air India (Mumbai, Cochin, Calicut), Indian Airlines (Trichy, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore), Air India Express (Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai and Calicut), Paramount services (Hyderabad, Goa and Chennai), Kingfisher Airlines (Mumbai, Mangalore, Goa, Delhi, Cochin, Chennai, Calicut, Bhubaneswar and Bangalore) and Jet Airways (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore). Various international airlines are Air India, Air Arabia, Ethihad Airways, Gulf Air, Emirates, island Aviation Services, Kuwait Airways, Thomson Airways (London), Thomas Cook Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Silk Air, Qatar Airways, Oman Air and Monarch Airlines.
The construction work is in progress over terminal three.
In order to get to your place, the pre paid taxi service will prove handy. Moreover, you can also opt for hiring auto rickshaws in order to reach at your destination. If you want to move to Kovalam beach, then you will certainly find prepaid taxi service as cheap as auto rickshaw facility. To reach at Thiruvananthapuram Airport, you will definitely not encounter any major problem as there have been a number of signs and signals pointing towards the airport.
Both long term as well as short term parking facilities are made available by the authorities of the airport. Also, there are number of car hiring companies which offer car hiring facility with self drive or drivers at airport. Moreover, there is also a metropolis bus service which runs frequently from bus terminal of East Port to the airport.