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Coimbatore Airport

The Coimbatore Airport is located at a distance of 21 kilometres from the city centre. It was formerly known by the name of Peelamedu or Coimbatore Civil Aerodrome. About 10 airlines operate flights to the Coimbatore Airport. A few international flights to the Coimbatore Airport are also available.

History of Coimbatore Airport

During the early years, Fokker F27, Douglas DC-3 and Hawker Siddeley's Avro 748 flew to the Coimbatore Airport. From cities like Chennai and Mumbai, the airlines operating from the Coimbatore Airport, extended its services to Cochin and Bangalore. The year 1995, saw the first ever international flight being operated from the Coimbatore Airport.

Expansion Plans

In the near future, the Coimbatore Airport is likely to witness several renovations and expansions.

  • In the offing is the construction of a parallel taxiway.
  • The 2,580 metres long runway is likely to be extended to a length of 3,800 metres.
  • The number of parking bays will be increased from 6 to 8.
  • Modernization of the Coimbatore Airport will take place with the introduction of sliding doors, aerobridges, escalators and elevators

Major Airlines

Various domestic as well as foreign airlines operate flights to the Coimbatore Airport.

Domestic Airlines
  • Indian Airlines
  • Jet Lite
  • Jet Airways
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Paramount Airways
  • Spice Jet
  • Paramount Airways
Foreign Airlines
  • Air Arabia
  • Silk Air
  • Sri Lankan Airlines