Madurai Airport

by Dhanya pratap On 26/02/2014 - 12:36 PM

NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL

  • ?RunWay 7500 ft
  • ?Most modern Terminal sprawling across 1,89,000 sq. ft
  • ?Capacity to handle 250 passengers on arrival or departure 

Aircrafts able to land at Madurai

  • ?Airbus 319
  • ?Airbus 320
  • ?Airbus 321
  • ?Boeing 737-800
  • ?Boeing 737-900
  • ?Embraer – 170
  • ?ATR 72
  • ?ATR 42
  • ?King Turbo Prop
  • Bombardier Q400

Market Potential International  Operation

  • ?South Asian Countries -KUALALUMPUR, SINGAPORE
  • ?Gulf Countries – DUBAI, MUSCAT,SHARJAH
  • ?Neighboring  Countries – SRI LANKA, MALE
  • ?European Countries – NEWYORK, LONDON, PARIS, CHICAGO, TORONTO

Projections  for International airport

  • ?20-30% of International Passengers from Chennai are from Madurai Hinterland.

  • ?30-40%  of the International Passengers using Trichy airport are from Madurai Hinterland.

  • ?20-25% of the International Passengers from Trivandrum airport are from Madurai Hinterland.

  • Approximately 500  Madurai-hinterland Passengers take their flight from Chennai to other destinations daily – Enroute Chennai by train/bus.

Madurai Hinterland 

Madurai Hinterland comprises of totally  9  districts, with huge business and tourism potential.?A Cosmopolitan city with huge business & tourism potential – Gateway to Southern Tamilnadu.?Medical Tourism is a thrust area with leading institutions like Aravind Eye Hospital, Vasan  Eye Care, Apollo , MMHRC, Vadamalayan , Devdoss hospitals etc.?Approximately 500 foreigners visit Madurai for its tourist attractions alone every day, which is the highest count in state, next to Capital Chennai. Surrounding attractions like Rameswaram, Kodaikanal, Palani, Tiruchendur, Courtalam etc. attracting many ethnic tourists who are not included here.

Market Potential

  • ?Towards Kualalumpur and Return – 60 passengers per day.
  • ?Towards  Singapore  and Return – 50 Passengers per day
  • ?Towards Dubai  / Sharjah and Return -  70 Passengers per day
  • ?Towards Muscat and Return – 50 Passengers per day
  • ?Towards Colombo and Return – 50 Passengers per day\

Heavy Public Demand for International Connections 

  • ?Dubai – Madurai – Dubai
  • ?Sharjah – Madurai – Sharjah
  • ?Muscat – Madurai – Muscat
  • ?Kuwait – Madurai – Kuwait
  • ?Abu dhabi – Madurai – Abu dhabi
  • ?Singapore – Madurai – Singapore
  • ?Kaula lampur – Madurai – Kaula lampur
  • ?Colombo – Madurai – Colombo
  • ?Maldives(Male) – Madurai – Maldives(Male)
  • ?Flight with One stop at any Metro(MAA/BOM) to Bangkok(Thai), Alabama(US), London(UK) , France and German cities (or) via Dubai.

Promising  Cargo  Movements From  Madurai Airport

  • MADURAI  -  Textiles, Jasmine, IT Products, Agricultural goods, Industrial spares, Motor Components, Goods from Food-processing units
  • TUTICORIN – Chemical goods, Fish & its products, Industrial goods.
  • THENI – Spices, Grapes, Scent products, Flowers, Spinning mill products & other agricultural goods.
  • VIRUDHUNAGAR – Textile products, Dairy products, Cotton, Printing products, Goods from Crackers & Matching Industries.
  • DINDIGUL – Spinning mill products, Scent goods, Flowers, Industrial spares, leather products.
  • Fish & its products, Leather products, Agricultural products, Automobile spares etc. will be coming from Sivaganga, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari etc

Cargo Market

  • To kulalampur – 500 Kgs per day
  • To Singapore  – 1000 Kgs per day
  • To Dubai / Sharjah  – 1000 Kgs per day
  • To Colombo – 1000 Kgs per day
  • Mainly perishables – Jasmine and vegetables from Oddanchatram holesale market – Dry fish from Tuticorin

Schedule Integrity

  • Ensure Schedule integrity and on time performance of the flight at all times.
  • Tier II Cities are the dominating airports in terms of passenger growth.
  • Passengers prefer direct boarding and in the absence of convenient other mode of transport passengers are not comfortable to board from metros. 
  • Metros overcrowded and not convenient for boarding.

Through Check-In

  • ?International operation enables airline operators for through check – in of passengers to metros and international sectors.
  • ?Through check – in is possible for Singapore / Dubai / Muscat and USA / Europe and Canada sectors from Madurai and Return.
  • ?Baggage to be labbelled through final destination. 

TOURISM POTENTIAL AND OTHER MARKETS

  • ?Tourism interests like Meenakshi temple, Tirumalai Naiyakkar Mahal, Near by pilgrimage centres like Rameshwaram, Navagraha temples in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari.
  • ?Growth in Textile Industry.
  • ?Growth in IT and other Infrastructure Development.
  • ?Development of Granite and Marble industries.
  • ?Development of Medical tourism – Aravind Eye hospital. 
  • ?Educational Tourism.
  • ?Development of Hotel Industries with 3 Star to 5 Star Categories.

Infrastructure Development

Development of Roadways / Railways will assist easy passenger movement from Trichy to Madurai and Tirunelveli / Tuticorin to Madurai and Back. 
Passengers from Rameshwaram / Ramnad  / Paramakudi / Sivaganga / Karaikudi / Tirunelveli / Tuticorin / Sivakasi / Virudhunagar / Nagerkovil Including Trivandrum prefer boarding from Madurai. 
Development of Industrial Belts nearby Madurai at Sivakasi / Virudhunagar / Tirumangalam / Melur will make it convenient for more boarding from Madurai. 

Promising  Cargo  Movements From  Madurai Airport

MADURAI  -  Textiles, Jasmine, IT Products, Agricultural goods, Industrial spares, Motor Components, Goods from Food-processing units
TUTICORIN – Chemical goods, Fish & its products, Industrial goods.
THENI – Spices, Grapes, Scent products, Flowers, Spinning mill products & other agricultural goods.
VIRUDHUNAGAR – Textile products, Dairy products, Cotton, Printing products, Goods from Crackers & Matching Industries.
DINDIGUL – Spinning mill products, Scent goods, Flowers, Industrial spares, leather products.
Fish & its products, Leather products, Agricultural products, Automobile spares etc. will be coming from Sivaganga, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari etc.

Statistics submitted to airlines on Madurai-hinterland Population Living  Abroad:

 Destinations

Our Estimate

Malayasia– 129000

2,00,000

UAE – 80000

 

Saudi Arabia– 58000

7 Lakhs Population in Middle-east

Sultanate of Oman – 75000

 

Kuwait– 59000

 

Singapore– 34000

50,000

Maldives– 8000

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Japan– 4000

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Europe– 7500

Around 50,000 Population in US & Europe

USA– 2000