Chennai Airport Guide to Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Chennai Airport Terminal 3

Chennai Airport Terminal 3, also known as Anna Terminal, was built back in 1988 after the opening of the Domestic Terminal (Terminal 1) known as Kamaraj Terminal. 

Chennai Terminal 3 connects the city of Chennai with over 20 destinations worldwide.

Please note that both the international Terminal 3 and the domestic terminals are located within the same terminal complex.

Nowadays, Chennai Airport Terminal 3 only hosts International Arrivals, International Departures are hosted in Terminal 4. 


About the name

Chennai Airport Terminal 3 is named after the former Chief Minister C. N. Annadurai, then popular named “Anna”, who was originally from Tamil Nadu state.


Hajj Terminal

On Hajj season, a special terminal is set to host over 600 pilgrims. 



Given the renovation done also in Chennai Airport Terminal 3, there has been reported approximately 50 incidents due to the poor quality of the materials and its design, such as glass door, window breakage and ceiling collapses.


Chennai International Airport Terminal complex consits of 48 check-in counters. Passengers may find the gates into a couple of levels, where six are located in the ground level and three are in the first level.

Chennai Airport Terminal 3 levels are distributed as follows:

- Ground level: Arrivals

- First level

- Second level

- Third level


Flight status

Find the airlines displayed below in Chennai Terminal 3:

- Air Arabia
- AirAsia
- Air Austral
- Air India
- Air India Express
- Air Mauritius
- British Airways
- Hong Kong
- Emirates
- Etihad Airways
- Fly Dubai
- Gulf Air
- Jet Airways
- Kuwait Airways
- Lufthansa
- Malaysia Airlines
- Maldivian
- Oman Air
- Qatar Airways
- Saudia
- Scoot
- SilkAir
- Singapore Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
- Thai AirAsia
- Thai Airways International

See the flight status in Chennai Airport Terminal 3



Chennai International Airport Terminal offers to passengers the services presented below: 

- ATMs
- Child care room
- Lost & found
- Disabled services
- Medical and health scan facilities
- Vending machines
- Luggage carts
- Prayer rooms
- Special ADA assistance
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Smoking areas
- Telephone
- Information Counter
- Conference rooms
- Duty free shops
- Tourist and Railway Information Counters
- Currency exchange
- Security check
- Rest rooms

See more services at Chennai International Airport


Airport lounges

Find the lounges displayed below at Chennai Airport International Terminal 3:

- Travel Club (Gate 11): Location: Gate 11, airside, first level.

- Travel Club (Gate 16): Location: Close to Gate 16, airside.

- Travel Club (Gate 17): Location: Opposite Gate 17, airside, third level VIP lounge level.

Services provided: Wi-Fi free connection, press, TVs, flight information and Drink and food.

Service hours: 24 hours.


Book your stay at any of the available lounges at Chennai Airport Terminal