Chennai Airport Guide to Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA, ICAO: VOMM) serves the Indian city of Chennai, being the fourth busiest airport in India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. It is located about 21 kilometers southwest of the city center.


Chennai International Airport was the first airport in India to have both International and Domestic terminals adjacent to each other.


Chennai International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international passengers.

Terminals + info

Three terminals, Domestic (Terminal 1) and International (Terminal 3), in a single terminal building, and a brand new International Terminal (Terminal 4).

See more terminal info.

Transport + info

See the available options to get to Chennai city:
Train: Railway connection between Chennai International Airport and the city centre is not available.
Metro: Metro connection between Chennai Airport and downtown is available.
Bus: Daily AC Minibuses are available outside the terminal.
Taxi: Get within 50 minutes to Chennai city centre.

See transportation tips

Flight Status

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Address: GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027 INDIA


Phone (24x7 Helpline): +91 44 2256 0551

Customer care: +91 044 2256 0551

Present and Future

There is a project to connect the metro subway to the passenger terminals by a connect tub, which will link the metro station to the flyover at the terminals. By this way, passengers will be able to transfer between the station to the departure area. 

Chennai International Airport is currently facing problems regarding structure and maintenance. There have been reported several incidents such as glass panels collapse, among others. Also, the new terminal, will be built between the two new terminals. It is expected that by this new terminal incorporation, the total capacity of Chennai International Airport will increase from 23M to 30M passengers annually. It will be complete for 2021.

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