Kozhikode Airport CCJ
Kozhikode Airport is located in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It is also known as the Calicut Airport or the Karipur Airport. It is the 12th busiest airport in India.
The airport is one of the three international airports in Kerala. It was renovated and expanded in 2006, after which, it was able to handle international air traffic. The runway was extended from 6000 feet to 9000 feet, in order to accommodate larger aircraft. The passenger facilities were also improved on the premises.
The airport has one domestic and one international terminal. The domestic terminal has a capacity of 250 passengers, while the international terminal can handle up to 500 passengers at peak hours. This airport is used by four domestic carriers and almost ten international carriers. Kozhikode Airport is a major hub for Air India Express.
Public transport is readily available for travelling to the airport. Taxis and buses are a cheap and a convenient way to reach the airport.
A prepaid taxi booth is available at the airport, from where the passengers can easily hire taxis. An interstate bus service is also available from Kondotty bus stand, which is only 2 kilometres away from the airport. There are also other bus stations in the nearby cities, which offer transport to and from the airport.
Car rental services are easily available in this region and some local companies also have their counters at the airport. There are also some international car rental companies, which offer their services in this area and can be hired by the passengers.
Kozhikode Airport is well equipped with all facilities for its passengers. There are many restaurants and cafes, which offer all types of foods and cuisines. Juice and coffee counters are also available at the airport.
There are also many shops at both the terminals Such as bookstalls and duty free shops.
Medical facilities are readily available for all passengers and wheelchairs and assistance are also provided for handicapped people. Ambulance service and a first aid room are also available, in case of emergencies.
A business centre has been built at the airport for corporate use. There is a smoking room for passengers as well as a meditation room where they can relax. A childcare room is also provided at the airport. The airport also has a bank and a moneychanger.