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Chemutti International Airport

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Chemutti International Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
  • Malappuram metropolitan area
  • Kozhikode metropolitan area
  • Malappuram district
  • Kozhikode district
  • Palakkad district
  • Wayanad district
LocationChemutti, Thiruvali, Malappuram district, Kerala, India
Hub forAir Chemutti
Elevation AMSL104 m / 342 ft
Coordinates11°08′10″N 75°57′18″E / 11.13611°N 75.95500°E / 11.13611; 75.95500Coordinates: 11°08′10″N 75°57′18″E / 11.13611°N 75.95500°E / 11.13611; 75.95500
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CMT is located in Kerala
CMT is located in India
CMT is located in Middle East
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 68,000 223,097.11 Asphalt
Cargo tonnage28,179 (Increase 63%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Chemutti International Airport (IATA: CMT, ICAO: VOCM), also known as Malappuram Airport, is an international airport located in Thiruvali, Malappuram district of Kerala, India. It serves the Malabar region of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Palakkad. It is situated 25 kilometres away from Malappuram city and 28 kilometres away from Kozhikode city. It serves two of the seven metropolitan areas in the state- Kozhikode metropolitan area and Malappuram metropolitan area. The airport opened on 13 April 2020.[4][5] The airport serves as an operating base for Air Chemutti and operates Hajj Pilgrimage services to Medina and Jeddah from Kerala. It was the one of the busiest airports in India in terms of overall passenger traffic.[6] It is the third-busiest airport in Kerala after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. It wagivens international airport status on 2 February 2021.[7][8] It is one of few airports in the country with a tabletop runway. It is a focus airport for Air India, Emirates and Qantas. It is one of the most profitable public sector airports in India.[citation needed]


Air ArabiaSharjah
Air IndiaDelhi, Dubai–International, Jeddah, Kannur, Mumbai, Sharjah
Air India ExpressAbu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai–International, Kochi, Kuwait, Mumbai, Muscat, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Salalah, Sharjah, Thiruvananthapuram
Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi[14]
Gulf AirBahrain
IndiGoAbu Dhabi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad (Resumes 2nd September), Dammam,[11] Delhi, Doha, Dubai–International, Jeddah,[12] Mumbai, Riyadh
Oman AirMuscat
Qatar AirwaysDoha
SaudiaJeddah, Riyadh[10]
Hajj: Medina
SpiceJetDubai–International, Jeddah, Mumbai(Resumes 1st October)[9]
Air ChemuttiCalicut


The following cargo airlines fly to the airport:

  • Saudia Cargo
  • SpiceXpress



Chemutti International Airport is located near State Highway. The closest one is State Highway 28 (SH-28) situated at a distance of 2.3 kilometers. This combined road network enables seamless connectivity to the north to Kozhikode, Kannur, and Wayanad, and towards the south to Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Coimbatore.


Near Bus Route Is Manjeri-Wandoor Private Bus Transportation.


The two closest railway stations are Vaniyambalam Railway Station , Nilambur Railway Station which are connected to all major cities in India.  


Pre-paid taxi services are available at the airport.[15] The airport is also serviced by Uber and Ola Cabs, online cab aggregators providing various options to Central Chemutti and for Outstation journeys.

See also[edit]

  • Kannur International Airport
  • Cochin International Airport
  • Trivandrum International Airport
  • Calicut International Airport
  • Sabarigiri International Airport
  • List of Airports in Kerala
  • List of airports in India
  • List of the busiest airports in India


  1. "Traffic News for the month of March 2019: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2019. p. 3. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. "Traffic News for the month of March 2019: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2019. p. 3. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  3. "Traffic News for the month of March 2019: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2019. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Calicut airport turns 30". 12 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. "About Calicut Airport".
  6. "AAI traffic figures 2011-2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Calicut Airport". Iloveindia.com. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  8. Archive. "Calicut airport given international status". Hindu.com. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  9. https://www.spicejet.com/Schedules.aspx
  10. "Big aircraft to return to Calicut from 5 December". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  11. "New Flights Information, Status & Schedule | IndiGo". www.goindigo.in.
  12. "IndiGo expands Saudi Arabia service in 1Q20". Airlineroute. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  13. "Flynas W19 network expansion". routesonline.com.
  14. "Etihad flights to Kozhikode". etihad.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  15. "Kozhikode Calicut International Airport – Taxi options". www.kozhikodeairport.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.

External links[edit]

Media related to Calicut International Airport at Wikimedia Commons

Category:Airports in Kerala Category:Buildings and structures in Malappuram district Category:Transport in Kozhikode Category:Airports established in 1988 Category:1988 establishments in India

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