Mangaluru Airport is an international airport serving the coastal city of Mangaluru (Mangalore), India. It is one of the only two international airports in Karnataka, the other being Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. In addition to domestic destinations, flights depart daily for major cities in the Middle East.
The airport is near Bajpe, around 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Mangaluru (Mangalore) city centre. It is on top of a hill, with two tabletop runways (09/27 and 06/24). Only two other airports in India have tabletop runways - Kozhikode and Lengpui.
Mangalore Airport Terminals
The road to the new terminal reduces the distance between the city and the airport by about 8 km (5.0 mi). The airport had a trial run of the terminal for domestic flights on 16 December 2009. On 15 May 2010, the terminal building was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, along with former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B. S. Yeddyurappa. It was to be opened to air traffic on 1 July 2010, but it became operational on 2 August 2010 due to delays caused by the Air India Express Flight 812 accident.
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