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Madurai Airport

  • Country/Region: Flag of India India
  • PAX: 760,000
  • IATA: IXM

Introduction to Madurai Airport

Madurai, located on banks of river Vaigai, is one of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the Pre Christian era.  Madurai apparently named for the nectar that flowed from Shiva’s hair as a blessing for the new city (Madhuram is the Tamil word for sweetness) was built by the Pandyan king Kulasekara.  It was the capital of a kingdom that ruled much of South India during the 4th Century B.C and that conducted trade as far as Greece and Rome.  Madurai also became a centre for the great festivals of poetry and writing- the Tamil Sangams that were being...

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More domestic additions for SpiceJet, UDAN 4.1 opens for bids

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The Indian carrier plans to add 66 new flights across its domestic network, including additional services on existing routes.

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