Airways in SalemLocated in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu State, Salem is the fifth largest city of the state. Some of the important towns of Salem District are Attur, Sankagiri, Mettur, Gangavalli and Omalur. Salem District is connected well to the other districts of Tamil Nadu through rail, road and air. Salem is known for production of steel and mangoes and attracts hordes of visitors for its scenic beauty, religious places and other important tourists’ places. Handloom of Salem gets appreciated all over the world.
Salem being one of the most popular cities of India has regular flights to the major cities of India. Almost all renowned airlines have their flights from Salem. Those who want to reach Salem from overseas could take flights to Bengaluru Airport and Peelamedu Airport Coimatore which are about 140 km and 160 km away from Salem. Trichy airport is about 135 km away from Salem and international flights can be taken from here too. Chennai Airport is about 340 km away from Salem and has many national and international flights from here.
About the Salem AirportSalem Airport is located in Kaamalapuram on the National Highway No. 7 which is also called Salem-Bangalore Highway. Kaamalapuram is located near city Omalur, a place 20 KM away from Salem City. The airport of Salem was ready for operation in 1993. The airport is built over an area of 136-acres. Initially the airport was constructed with an intention of having Vayudoot services which were basically meant for small aircraft. The runway was initially 1,350m which got expanded by 600 meters more so that bigger planes could use the runway. Kingfisher was the first airlines to start daily flights from Salem Airport in 2009.
Salem Airport offers domestic flights and it has the facilities for pilot training as well as flight training. The runaway of this airport can handle 2 ATR aircrafts at a time. 100 passengers can be managed at a time at this single terminal.
The services at this airport are impeccable. Passengers get free of cost trolleys for carrying their luggage. Wheel Chairs are available for the elderly people and disabled people. 24x7 round the clock facilities are offered at this airport.
Salem Airport has many eateries and other shops and passengers visit there while they wait for the flights. Passengers can have food and drink at nominal cost. Duty free shops are also there at Salem Airport where passengers can buy items at affordable rates.
Transports from Salem AirportBy Road: Salem Airport is well connected to the city by road. Taxi can be rented to reach Salem Airport from the city and vice versa. Public buses are available in plenty. Not only that Salem Airport has easy connection with the other important cities of Tamil Nadu and south India via road. Bus services are there between Salem and Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and many other small and big cities of south India making it easy for the visitors to catch even international flights from the international airports.
By Rail: The nearest and main railway station from Salem is the Salem Junction Railway Station. Numerous public transports are available from Salem Airport to Salem Junction. Taxis, auto-rickshaws and private cars are also used to communicate between the two. As the distance between Salem Airport and Salem Junction is only 14 KM, it passengers find it very fast and easy to communicate.