Chennai International Airport handles domestic and international flights for the city of Chennai as well as several other districts in the region. It is one of the busiest airports in India. The airport consists of two terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with passengers travelling between terminals via free battery-operated vehicles or shuttle bus services.
Hungry travellers may visit one of the restaurants and cafes to satisfy themselves. There is a wide range of cuisine available, from local Indian fare to Western and other Asian options. Visitors may sit down for a proper meal or pick up a snack and drink from snack bars and vending machines. There are also convenience stores selling light bites and newspapers.
Last-minute shopping can be done at the duty-free outlets, which sell discounted items such as liquor and wine, tobacco, perfume and so on. There are gift and souvenir shops selling local handmade crafts and food items, which make great presents. Additionally, there are stores hawking international luxury brands, so travellers may pick up goods such as bags, shoes and clothing. There are also newsagents selling books, magazines, games and so on. Passengers may buy medicine off the counter at the pharmacy, or purchase other travel, beauty and health products as well.
Passengers in transit may make use of the dormitory accommodation and restrooms specially allocated for them. There are lounges and a communication centre, which provide internet access, phones, meeting rooms and a quiet, conducive area for business travellers to work on the go. Wi-Fi is available for use within the airport as well, but passengers have to pay a fee to access it.
Travellers who need to exchange foreign currency may do so at the money changers, and those who need to withdraw cash may head to one of the ATM machines. Baggage trolleys are available for those that need to transport their luggage around the airport. Free mineral water is also provided for passengers at the water coolers located in both terminals. Passengers who are feeling sick or sustained any injuries may visit the medical facility, which is equipped to tend to emergencies.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 31 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Chennai International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.