A short walk and a glimpse of the night view of the first airport in Kerala, the Trivandrum International Airport(TRV), located at Chackai, Thiruvananthapuram. While traveling to London, I was able to get a mesmerizing night view of the Trivandrum Airport. Even though snacks and drinks are slightly on the expensive side there are lot of options and lounges available within the airport.
About Trivandrum International Airport
Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV) is an international airport established in 1932, which primarily serves the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India. It is the first airport in the state of Kerala. It is the fifth international airport of India officially declared by then Prime Minister of India, V. P. Singh in 1991.
It is the second busiest airport in Kerala after Kochi and the fourteenth busiest in India. In fiscal year 2018-19, the airport handled more than 4.4 million passengers with a total of 33,093 aircraft movements. Spread over an area of 700 acres (280 ha), the airport is approximately 3.7 km (2.3 mi) due west from the city centre,16 km (9.9 mi) from Kovalam beach, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Technopark and 21 km (13 mi) from the under construction Vizhinjam International Seaport.
Trivandrum International Airport operates two terminals. Terminal 1 handles domestic flight operations (except Air India) and Terminal 2 handles all international flight operations as well as all domestic flights by Air India.
In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport caters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Coast Guard for their operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters to the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology which carries out pilot training activities.
Trivandrum International Airport hosts Air India’s Narrow body Maintenance, repair and overhaul unit — MRO consisting of twin hangars for servicing Boeing 737 type aircraft, servicing mostly Air India Express aircraft.
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