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Chennai International Airport (MAA)

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Meenambakkam,, Chennai
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  • Gomi S.
    "departure hall"(16 Tips)
    Vibu N.
    "The new terminal and the new overhead access roads are great..."(12 Tips)
    Joe Z.
    "New airport is here, but as non functional as the earlier one."(9 Tips)
    Manoj K.
    "Only buying books here makes sense!"(6 Tips)
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  • Arvind M.
    Arvind MalhotraSeptember 4, 2014
    Absolutely a very uninterrsting airport if you are looking for shopping, enjoyments or anything, anything at all to eat or drink. But great fun if you want to look and talk to people from@all over the
  • Erizo G.
    Erizo García RiveraFebruary 22, 2014
    You'll have to show ur passport and flight reservation to go in, then u can check in. If you're given a tag at check in, it's for ur hand bag. You'll hand it when u pass security, and pick it up later
  • Gomi S.
    Gomi SuppiahFebruary 20, 2015
    Get in on time. Queues can be long. A great whole in the wall bookstore Higginbottoms located at departure hall is worth the visit as books are decently prices. Nothing else in this airport
  • Kishan K.
    Kishan KumarMay 25, 2014
    The New domestic airport had met all expectations.. it meets international standards in excellent service, decent security and ease of gate access. Lots of snack bars and places to chill !!
  • Indu P.
    Indu PDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a domestic transit, follow the signs to Domestic Terminal and make sure you do not miss the elevator on the right that take you a level up to the Domestic terminal.
  • abhijeet m.
    abhijeet makhijaniFebruary 19, 2012
    If u have a long/late night transit (6+ hours), contact the passenger information desk. They have nearby hotels in all budgets with free pick-n-drop facility. Tried, tested and recommended.
  • Nitin B.
    Nitin BajajNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At domestic departures (Jet/AI/Spice), go up to the upper level security check, even if your gate is on the ground level. Much quicker and you can then take an elevator back the ground level.
  • francesco e.
    francesco eriNovember 30, 2011
    Really easy to go from the Airport to the city by train. The train station is just 5 min walking in front of the airport. I did it with no problem on 1st time in India, 5rupee at the counter to Egmore
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZachariahMarch 18, 2014
    New airport is here, but as non functional as the earlier one. Some exterior beautification has been done, but still the people manning the booths are go about their chores in snails' pace
  • Сергей М.
    Clean, big airport. You can go to the city by bus 18A or 18B(bus stand outside the airport). Or train - turn right and go for 200 metres
  • Sunny
    SunnyApril 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    New upgrade has finally made it a decent airport, & the staff are more accommodating than in the past. Empty ur bottle before immigration and fill it up again near ur gate at the free water dispenser
  • Sanvedana ™.
    Sanvedana ™January 18, 2013
    Chennai International Airport is the primary airport serving southern Indian metropolis of Chennai.It is located on GST road in the neighbourhood of Tirusulam, within the Chennai Metropolitan Area.
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  • Vani A.
    Vani AiyerJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Certainly better than before ... No hassle in security, check in... Large wide spaces ... Only book and food stores open at 5 ... Need to buy a blanket !?!?!
  • Peter V.
    Peter VineApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pack wellington boots if you want to use the toilets, careful of the randomly smashing window panes and good luck trying to find a working power socket.
  • Ravi G.
    Ravi GroverNovember 30, 2012
    Domestic Terminal: Use the upstairs security check and stay up there until boarding time. No lines and no crowds! Seats are plentiful and the A/C is better too.
  • Rohit M.
    Rohit MonserrateNovember 13, 2014
    Theres nothing to do in this airport. The nicest thing that I've seen is the lounge that caters to every airline overall amazingly depressing
  • Rahul U.
    Rahul UnniOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If there is a loooong queue for the security check on the ground floor, go to the first floor and come back down! Never a queue up there.
  • Tawseef K.
    Tawseef KhanSeptember 4
    Modern, small airport. Fast baggage service and good options to avail taxi services to the city.
  • Ravindranath P.
    Ravindranath PatilFebruary 24, 2012
    There is congestion at the airport particularly during morning hours. If u have to catch flight at 5 am, kindly reach at 3.30. Otherwise check in will be a pain.
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KümmelAugust 10, 2014
    You'll find a smokers lounge close to Gate 15 in the old departure building.
  • Parthiban R.
    Parthiban RFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hate their parking systems. Have to unload the luggage in the top floor and park the vehicle in the ground floor.. What the heck! An they charge whopping amount of 140rs per hour.
  • Craig W.
    Craig WilkieFebruary 22, 2013
    Pretty grim place for a long layover. Spent 12 hrs once and vowed never again. Once you enter your particular terminal you may not leave again so don't go in until you have to.
  • Ajith V.
    Ajith VijayanJune 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If u take photos,some idiots come & shout at u"Don't take photos here".Of course, they r not t0da security or staffs,but da shop boys whom think airport owned by dem.Poor souls !!!!
  • Gabrielle
    GabrielleJanuary 12, 2013
    Immigration takes a while to get through; the lines can be very long!
  • Srivatsan G.
    Srivatsan GopinathNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There is no currency exchange agency once you get past security. And they don't let you out once you go through. So make sure you get your currency exchanged BEFORE entering the security check.
  • Vivek A.
    Vivek AnandJuly 18, 2016
    Terminal 4 is the international terminal for departure. Air India is the first gate although there is no mention. Unlike domestic no need for baggage screening here which is a relief.
  • Abhilash L.
    Abhilash L RSeptember 20, 2014
    Massive airport I have been to! Neat and clean. But as always the prices are too high within the airport.
  • Schmmuck
    SchmmuckNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The copper chimney restaurant is now an airport lounge but they haven't updated the signage .
  • Ram R.
    Ram RajasekaranJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This airport is run by an Indian Government outfit, with very little accountability. If you are dropping someone you will be charged a hefty fee unless you exit within 5 minutes(entry->exit).
  • Arun S.
    Arun Sathiya1 week ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Low cost food and water bottles available at the Maggi hotspot counter in Domestic terminal. Packaged mineral water bottles at Rs 10.
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When all airports have a fast track or an efficient system for security we don't seem to move an inch....this ain't hitech ))
  • Mukund B.
    Mukund BalasubramanianSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The international terminal continues to be a mess. Some minor improvements like moving security downstairs but the new international terminal cannot come quickly enough...
  • Nimesh B.
    Nimesh BhatiaMay 4, 2013
    The new airport looks pretty awesome! Offcourse the people managing are still the same! :)
  • Paras N.
    Paras NathMay 19, 2014
    Nepalese planning to come here should get Passport instead of using Citizenship Card else you are going to have a lot of trouble.
  • Vibu N.
    Vibu NanthanApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The new terminal and the new overhead access roads are great addition. A much needed one.
  • Sanket K.
    Nice and clean. Decent smattering of duty free shops as well
  • Alan C.
    Alan CarnegieSeptember 1, 2016
    So far nothing good here. 20 min walk from domestic terminal, then one hour to get through immigration and security. Domestic arrival and transfer was fine coming in.
  • Sabharinath B.
    Sabharinath BalaDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Are there no cleaning staff at the airport??? The check in area is a total mess with a lot of rubbish, spilled coffee, crushed coffee cups and what not. Travelers please help to keep the place clean
  • Rituparna D.
    Rituparna DasFebruary 28, 2013
    Must provide assistance to passengers in case there is a long queue before the entrance...
  • Ritika A.
    Ritika AggarwalMay 11, 2013
    Signage isnt the best.. There is nothing worthwhile to eat after security.. Overall, kinda sad airport.. May be it'll b better once completely ready..
  • Prem K.
    Prem K.ViswanathNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure you don't come hungry! The food here is nonexistent!
  • Sonik P.
    Sonik PorwalJuly 18, 2013
    Airline staff shout departure details in a maddeningly high pitched noise. Irritating because they keep at it relentlessly.
  • Woodland
    WoodlandAugust 26, 2011
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  • Leo
    LeoJuly 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Wifi (free for 45 min only) available with a mobile phone to get the passcode. ANd this sucks with some roaming partners.
  • Dean
    DeanNovember 6, 2011
    DO NOT come early - I was on an in transit connection w/6hrs between - there is SQUAT for setaing or things to do before check in - very limited services - everything is AFTER security/immigration.
  • ssk
    sskOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    ensure your departure gate is on ground floor or 1st floor.l and tell in advance to cab / taxi
  • Varun K.
    Varun K PMay 3, 2013
    The international terminal is a nightmare. While the new upcoming terminal looks swanky, they should better manage the interim terminal. Word of advice - try spending as little time as possible here
  • Sandeep M.
    Sandeep MookharjeaFebruary 13, 2015
    The priority lounge close to gate 16 serves free liquor if you have the right pass.
  • Laco V.
    Laco VencelAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Insufficient service in Tamil style. No restaurants, food court means one buffet, no seats. Insufficient seats on gate, smoking room announcing but does not exists and as usual, everything dirty...
  • Karthik H.
    Karthik HariharanMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do your security check upstairs, less crowded and hassle free.
  • Abdul K Habib | ع.
    Abdul K Habib | عبد الكريمNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This airport is definitely a test of your timing skills - arrive too early and be bored to death or arrive too late and miss your flight! Whom to blame for the squandered economic opportunity?
  • Ashok K.
    Ashok KumarDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared for heavy parking fees, which is not justified for the facilities provided
  • Sandeep M.
    Sandeep MookharjeaFebruary 13, 2015
    The travel lounge close to gate 16 offers unlimited free alcohol if you have the priority pass.
  • sachin q.
    sachin quadrosMay 23, 2013
    The domestic departure is on the level 2 of the new terminal. To the extreme right of the airport.
  • madan d.
    madan dagaJuly 29, 2013
    Tea at departure lounge Rs.70/-. When I sipped it, i asked it is tea or Coffee. So horrible.Looting the public.
  • Alifah H.
    Alifah HassanJanuary 2, 2011
    Transit accomodation available-room and toilet are clean and well maintained.friendly staff.
  • Matthias C.
    Matthias CarcasonaJanuary 11, 2014
    Even with the new terminal, the concept of Indian airports still makes this one of the worst airports in the world. Not being allowed to enter the terminal 3 hours before the flight is just a no-go.
  • Arindam S.
    Arindam SharmaMarch 21, 2013
    Try the chocolate shop Le chocolatier in the departure lobby
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  • Amresh C.
    Amresh ChandranMay 21, 2016
    "Someone please work on the WI-FI issue" that's what my inner voice screamed. Other than that 👌
  • Devanshu A.
    Devanshu AryaAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There are no loos for visitors outside the departure or arrival gates. So be prepared
  • Arun K.
    Arun KumaranJanuary 26, 2011
    Make sure you are early for a domestic flight. The security check always takes a long time.
  • Surendran B.
    Surendran BalachandranOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the stall selling Tea leaves and bags near Gate 3.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LindleyMay 2, 2011
    Use toilets ONLY in case of dire emergency as they are filthy and stink to high heaven! Duty free is pretty Spartan and one tiny food shop that sells practically nothing. A disgrace of an airport.
  • Praveen M.
    Praveen MohanramFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport is under complete renovation with new terminals coming up. Hence the restroom is not up to the standard in the old terminal
  • Bharath G.
    Bharath GanapathyJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't have your hopes high. A joke of sorts. Modernisation gone super bad. A disappointment for Chennai. Tax payer money down the drain. Wish they just followed the Hyderabad or Bangalore model.
  • Mridupawan P.
    Mridupawan PodderSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Aargh! Get the tags right atleast. This is an airport. Not an airport gate!
  • Anoop A.
    Anoop AkJanuary 23
    While the layout is designed to exhaust every commuter, lack of information kiosks and signage as well as mediocre quality food outlets make it even worse.
  • Eldhose J.
    Eldhose JoyOctober 31, 2013
    The new terminal seems good but surely demands better from an International Airport!
  • Abijit R.
    Abijit RaghunathJanuary 11, 2013
    to/from Chennai international airport, no thanks - crazy ass rules (have to fill in immigration form to stand in immigration line), looooong lines & messy.
  • Woodland
    WoodlandJuly 5, 2011
    Enquiring about the transport patterns of cities before hand is really beneficial. #traveltip
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMarch 31, 2011
    Boarding gates close 25 minutes prior to departure for our domestic flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
  • romit m.
    romit mitraFebruary 23, 2010
    There are at least two general access bars in the airport - one before check-in and the other after on the 3rd floor
  • Sandrine S.
    Sandrine SainsonJanuary 11, 2014
    Enjoy food, snacks and souvenirs prior to security check as there is barely anything after. International airport? Even bus stations are better
  • Anish V.
    Anish V VFebruary 12, 2012
    Inside the international departure, there are seats available for visitors. I saw lot of them sitting and sleeping over that after taking a ticket.
  • Herman T.
    Herman TheMarch 15, 2013
    Be careful! The guard on boarding gate won't allow you go without tag given when checkin attached and stamped on you luggage even hand carry bag
  • Harish T.
    Harish ThilakanAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Women beware, all lavatories in the Domestic terminal feature only indian (squat) toilets.
  • Amit A.
    Amit AgarwalFebruary 5, 2013
    Good collection of scotch at the duty free..
  • Sujith S.
    Sujith SunilOctober 16, 2013
    Nice art works here ,looking great
  • Venkat J.
    Venkat JvMay 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT enter the departure gate unless you're absolutely sure that you don't want to come out again. The security won't let you out.
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The business class or exec lounge is pretty small !
  • Aarti P.
    Aarti PillaiFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The so called new airport leaves much to be desired!
  • Amber V.
    Amber VaidyaNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the upper floors if you have time to spare. Nice views of the runway
  • Kalpita S.
    Kalpita SharmaAugust 24, 2010
    Free wifi is available, just takes a while to get your login details & to finally login.
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola StewartDecember 20, 2014
    Hell on earth. Better since the new terminal opened, but still.
  • Aaron
    AaronApril 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Gates H1 and H2 do not connect to gates H3 and H4! Some one messed up the plan.
  • Ram R.
    Ram RajasekaranDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A few announcers on the PA system are hilarious with their English.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KumarDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Be prepared to wait and fight for a cab if you are landing late in the evening. This airport refuses to improve even after all the facade these guys have put in.
  • Divya K.
    Divya KumarApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New 5min drop off rule for vehicle, else u pay for parking.
  • Mudit
    MuditJune 17, 2015
    Dont board a connecting international flight...the free shuttle service is pathetic...
  • Radek D.
    Radek DOctober 13, 2014
    Weird rules on Indian airports - dont come too early (min 3 hrs before departure) or they will ask you to wait outside the terminal building!
  • Jai C.
    Jai ChandraFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is going down in quality, every time I visit here..
  • Ashish D.
    Ashish DeodharOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    carry your morning coffee. The service here is nonexistent.
  • Siraj M.
    Siraj MohideenApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New airport extension is pretty good!
  • Adithya P.
    Adithya PcOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Its equivalent to an air conditioned koyambedu bus stand now that the renovation is going on.
  • Vijay A.
    Vijay AnandAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are flying a domestic Air India through the international terminal, chances are you will fly out of the old wing. This airport is a mess.
  • Noel D.
    Noel Don ThomasAugust 1, 2012
    Bus stand + auto stand + house flies = Chennai International Airport.... No good restaurant, nor a good liquor bar......
  • Nynaive M.
    Nynaive M.B.December 30, 2014
    New experiences :-)
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanaguierOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New terminal is even worse than old terminal lol. I didn't know it could be possible. It's brand new and already everything is dirty and broken.
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    Fuyuhiko TakayaAugust 15, 2013
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    rajeevkumar kumarOctober 17, 2012
    super super super super
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