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New Salem Airport: Flight Schedule Timings, Fare, Facilities| Commutations| Infrastructure| News History

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New Salem Airport: Flight Schedule Timings, Fare, Facilities| Commutations| Infrastructure| News History

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Newly refurbished Salem airport situated in kamalapuram 15 kms north-west of Salem district Tamilnadu. Salem airport was reopened and inaugurated on 25th March 2018, Sunday by the honourable Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Mr. Edappadi .k Palaniswamy and Mr. Pon Radhakrishnan the Union Minister of State for Shipping, Mr. R N Choubey the Civil Aviation Secretary, BJP leaders Tamilisai Sounderarajan and L Ganesan are partcipated. On the occasion, they all came together at 10 A.M to the Salem airport travelled by the Chennai flight.






Many people were standing in the Salem airport to welcome the first flight in the Salem airport. Salem flight journey started at 11 A.M and reached Chennai at 11.50 A.M. During the inauguration function Mr. Edappadi k. Palaniswamy said,this Salem airport inauguration will support for the growth of Salem, Erode, Krishnagiri, Namakkal traders and Salem airport will be extended to handle big aircrafts in the tarmac in future. The time taken from Salem to Chennai airport takes 50 minutes. The cost of the flight from Salem to Chennai is initially fixed as INR1499/-.

The first flight is commenced by the Trujet flight operated by the Hyderabad turbo Megha airways. It contains the total 70 passenger capacity. Turbo Megha airways have intimated AAI (Airport Authority of India) in the first week of December.

President of Salem District Small Scale and Tiny Industries Association K Mariappan said to Trujet that should provide flight service from Salem to Tirupati also.

G.K. Chaukiyal, Executive Director (RCS-Regional Connectivity Scheme) at Airports Authority of India (AAI) send an  e-mail message to K. Mariappan, president of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Salem, regarding that  the Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways Private Limited has intimated the AAI of commencing the flight service from Salem airport in the first week of December. Air Odisha will commence the next year operation of Salem airport by the middle of February next year.

A team of revenue officials commenced the work of surveying and measuring the government poramboke lands in the villages of Thumbipadi, Sikkanampatti, Pottiyapuram,  Kaamalapuram then compensate to the people whose lands will be used to modify for the Salem airport.

Salem airport history

  • Salem airport was constructed in 1993 by the industrialist and partial public contribution to built Salem airport, it covered 136 acres. Initially, it was built to handle small aircraft. In 2006, air Deccan mingled with kingfisher’s airlines accepts to start the flight service in the Salem. But it was dropped because of financial problems.

Infrastructure of Salem airport

  • Salem airport consumes 6000 feet long. Its flight landing tarmac area can handle 2 small ATR (Regional air transport) aircraft. Salem airport terminal can hold up to 110 passengers in it.

Facilities in Salem airport

Passenger baggage facility :  In Salem airport, they give the trolleys to the passengers to carry the luggage and wheelchairs to the handicapped passengers.

Shopping and food centers : Passengers have the facilities to access the international commodities in Salem airport, eating out centers and shopping centers while waiting for the flight in the Salem airport.

Navigational facilities : Navigational facilities in Salem airport are NDB (non-directional beacon), VHF radion and PPI (precision approach path indicator) which is a visual aid for the pilots.

Salem airport flight timings

Salem to Chennai flights

Reporting Time     Departure Time          Arrival Time            Duration        cost

45MIN before        11.00A.M                    11:50A.M                 50 MIN         INR 1800 /-

Chennai to Salem flights

Reporting Time     Departure Time          Arrival Time            Duration          cost

45MIN before          9.50A.M                   10.50A.M          1 HOUR            INR 1970 /-

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Bus : you will rent a taxi from outside of the airport to reach the bus stand. Roads connect the town with different major cities and states. The distance from Salem airport to Salem bus stand is 18 km. It takes 18 minutes to reach.

Salem airport to shevapet : It takes 38 minutes to reach and covers 23.3 km. It is the busy market area filled with all commodities to purchase. Top silver ornaments, silver bars and merchants are being in shevapet, many people are coming shevapet purposely to buy the silver things. You can reach by local buses and cabs.

Train : Salem Junction terminal is the vital railway town.  The distance between Salem Junction terminals to Salem airport is 13 km to reach.

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