Kozhikode Airport, also popularly known as Calicut International Airport or Karipur Airport, is located around 28 km from Kozhikode and 25 km from Malappuram. With two terminals dedicated to domestic and international flights, the airport is the twelfth busiest passenger airport in India and is the operating hub of Air India Express. With over 3 million travelers passing through the airport each year, there are a variety of domestic and regional services handled at the airport including direct flights from the UAE.
Terminals at Kozhikode Airport
Kozhikode Airport is served by two separate terminals split into domestic and international flights. The International Terminal covers an area of 14,865 square meters and has undergone recent renovations to improve its facilities and overall capacity, now boasting a selection of dining and shopping choices alongside an airport lounge and multiple facilities. The Domestic Terminal operates flights to and from various destinations around India. This terminal is smaller than the International Terminal and offers less in terms of facilities and amenities.
Facilities at Kozhikode Airport
Travelers at Kozhikode Airport will find ample amenities and facilities available during their stay. A selection of dining options are available to grab a bite to eat in both terminals. Duty-free shopping is available at the airport as well as stores selling drinks, snacks, clothing and any travel essentials you might need.
Passengers with children and infants can use the facilities at the child care room in the airport. Other facilities and amenities at Kozhikode Airport include postal services, currency exchanges and a wheelchair service. Disabled passengers are advised to consult with their airline before arriving at the airport for any special arrangements.
There is also an airport lounge on the first floor of the International Terminal open 24 hours a day. In the lounge travelers can enjoy internet access, refreshments and air conditioning. Those looking for longer term accommodation can stay at one of two hotels located only moments from the airport.
Kozhikode Airport Travel Information
Both private and public transportation options are available for passengers traveling to and from the airport Taxis are a reliable way to get around, taking you directly to your destination. Pre-paid taxis can be arranged upon landing at the International Arrivals hall. Additionally, parking is available at the airport and local car rental companies have kiosks at Kozhikode Airport.
Public buses are also available for those looking for an affordable way to get around. Buses operate in between Kozhikode Airport and Kozhikode Railway Station. The railway station is linked to major cities around India and is only a 30-minute drive from the airport.
* This information is correct as of May 2018
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