Airports Authority of India launches the walk-through & 3D model of the new Trichy Airport

Airports Authority of India launches the walk-through & 3D mode l of the new Trichy Airport

September ,2018,Trichy : Airports Authority of India today shared the first look and feel (artistic impression) of the new Trichy airport passenger terminal. This newterminal is estimated to handletraffic of around 3.63 million passengers per annum, on full capacity. The new terminal building is aimed to handle 2900 passengers at peak hour. The new two level air-conditioned modular integrated terminal building is having an area of 61634 sqm. The building will be positioned parallel to the runway for smooth and efficient aircraft movements along with a 4 laneroad on landside.

Airports Authority of India launches the walk-through & 3D mode
l of the new Trichy Airport


Architectural Approach:


The iconic form of the airport terminal is inspired by predominated elements of the ornamental roof of the famous Gopurams of south Indian architecture, which reflect and identity of culture and regions.


Entrance atrium is a massive double heighted space that creates an experience for the inbound visitors, with its wall adorned with the art and craft of Trichy / state.


The new terminal architecture will endeavor to express the position of Trichy as a key strategic location to reflect the inspiration of colourful multi-layered traditional architecture with the basic principles of architecture like symmetry, geometry, colour combinations and multi layered facades in a contemporary manner.


Iconic design:

  • The Majestic roof form of the structure is symbolic and contemporary which looms over the departure concourse, imparting a strong derivation of traditional south Indian Architecture with its form. It is a first in India and probably amongst very few structures
  • Terminal Roof, flooring patterns, column cladding, feature walls and even the signage design are inspired by the local arts, culture and traditions.

Art Work:

  • All around the terminal, spaces has been allocated for the community to reflect the cultured identity sense of ownership with in the passenger/ passerby.
  • The artistic and cultural approach enhances the quality of life as well as stimulates economic development.
  • With Art work that is unique, most beautiful and story based, the building will beable to create some wonderful, memorable moments / experience for the passengers to engage themselves with the surrounding spaces. This terminal will reflect the best and the choicest gifts the culture of the region has to offer that portrays local flavor and grandeur


Key Features of the Project:


The New Proposed terminal will be unique and first of its kind in the country in many ways. Some of the key features are in the table below:


  • Iconic Terminal Building Design inspired by the Combination of Heritage and modern architecture
  • Large-span design with minimum columns to create unrestricted flow of passengers inside the terminal.
  • Trichy Airport Terminal Building design has been done as per GRIHA-4 Star rating.GRIHA rating will be utilized for green building design, so that the terminal building complex is counted as best sustainable infrastructure development.
  • Designer flooring including tactile flooring and Ease of access to physically challenged for Divyang. Compatible for Divyang and mothers with young children.
  • Fully air-conditioned terminal
  • Self-service & Self-tagging kiosks
  • Check-In- Counters – 48 Nos
  • Immigration Counters-40 Nos
  • Custom Counter- 03 Nos
  • Aero Bridge – 10 No.
  • Remote departure gate – 2 No.
  • Annual Passenger Handling Capacity 3.63 MPPA.
  • Peak Hour passenger capacity – 2900 ( 2300 International and 600 Domestic)
  • Commercial Area – 15% of terminal building Area
  • Surface Car Parking -1000 Nos. (ECS)
  • Total Solar Power Generation 300 Kw – on roof of terminal building
  • ILBS System with CT-EDS  X Ray Machine


Baggage handling system:


5 level in-line baggage screening system to be implemented. All arrival baggage carousels will be inclined to serve better during peak hours. ATRS (Automatic Tray Retrieval System) to be proposed for hand baggage screening system also. The most advance system for Hold baggage and Hand baggage screening has been considered to improve the terminal capacity and efficiency.




Newterminal will aim to achieve theGRIHA 4 star rating through the use of AAC blocks, FSSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified woodwork etc. with Green Construction Management. The terminal has passive design features and 100% LED lighting control through BMS (Building Management System). Useof energy efficient E&Mequipment and fixtures in the terminal and also electricity generating solar photo voltaic system will be mounted on the roof top. Rainwater can be collected from the roofs gutter system. Additionally, watercan also be collected frompermeablelandscaping. Waste watermanagement through re-use of treated water for flushing and horticulture purposes. Use of double glazed façade to allow natural light into the building and restricts heat entry.




AAI has spared no efforts in making this terminal one of the best in the world. In order to achieve this, only the best brands are used in the construction to get the best quality. Also, to save on carbon footprint care is taken to order material from the shortest distance from the facility to reduce travel time, cost and contributetowards saving theenvironment. Best quality Brands such as Dalmia Cements Limited, Ultratech Cements, ACC, Ambuja and steel from reputed leading brands like SAIL, RINL (Vizag Steel), Jindal Steel, TISCO


Existing and proposed terminal facilities:


AREA 11,777Sqm 61634Sqm

11Remote (7 code E +4 Code C)




5No’s ( Inclined)

CARPARKING 250(Nos) 1000(Nos)


Estimated Cost and Planned



























Estimated Planned:


PeakHourhandlingCapacity 2900(Intl.-2300&Dom.-600)
TerminalArea 61634Sq.m
Gate Departure 10 Nos.
Gate Arrival 6 Nos.
Check-incounters 48Nos.
Emigrationcounters 40Nos.
Immigrationcounters 40Nos.
X-raymachinesecurity 15Nos.(Intl.-12+Dom.-3)
Baggageclaimcarousels 05Nos.inarrival(Intl.-3+Dom.-1+swing.-1)
CUSSkiosks 11Nos.
Bagdrops 06Nos.
CIP/VIPLounge 03Nos.


Speakingat the launchShri SanjeevJindal, GM, Engineering and CSR, Airports AuthorityofIndiasaidthat“Trichyisoneof the most respected and worshipped places in the country that is visited by millions of followers every year both from India and abroad. We want to gift themost aesthetically designedterminal in the country to this holy place. Our objective is to build a terminal that can capture the essence of sentiments & spirituality of the place and at the same time offer the best infrastructure. We have taken into account the potential growth of the region for the next ten years and this infrastructure will be able to take care of the needs of the people of this region for more than a decade. AAI would like to dedicate this state of the art terminal to the lovely, honest, hardworking and spiritual people of this great place – Trichy so that their fame spreads more freely around the world and the world finds it easier to come to this spiritual heaven.


Mr. K. Gunasekaran, APD, Trichy Airport, added that “This project will enhance the direct and indirect employment opportunities in Trichy. After completion, AAI plans to operate cargo with wider body aircrafts from Trichy. There are plans to connect European countries directly from Trichy. This will immensely benefit the people working in Australia and France. The terminal building will be a prominent landmark once completed and we are confident that this project will have a huge positive impact on the economy of Trichy.


  1. Shri Krishna, GM, Airport Operations echoed the sentiment with “We are eagerly waiting for the project to commence. We have a most efficient AAI and Egis Team working together to timely complete the project. We are working very hard and in a focused way to close the statutory compliances and we are confident that the action will start soon. “

Ongoing CSR projects:

Estimated investments: 42 lacs

Construction of toilet in five government girls school across Trichy

Proposed CSR Initiatives of AAI in Trichy:

AAI spends around 70 crore INR every year under its CSR initiatives across India. In the coming years, Trichy is likely to get a substantial share of this budget. Shri Sanjeev Jindal, GM. Eng& CSR, AAI, and Mr. K. Gunasekaran, APD, Trichy Airport, had meetings with Dr. Anita, Dean Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Mr. D Yuvarajesh, Secretary,  Airport School in Trichy.

The Hospital has made a proposal for around 25 Crores INR for strengthening its Cancer care unit which Mr. Jindal has accepted to propose to the CSR committee at the AAI headquarters.

At the Airports School, Mr. Jindal heard the various problems faced by the school and has promised to set up an AAI team to look into the matters closely and find some long term solutions.

“We at AAI believe that we don’t just want to make infrastructure for aircrafts, but we want to make a positive difference in the lives of the people around the airports so that their lives literally takes off towards a better living. We are really committed to this belief and we will do all it takes to leave a positive mark in Trichy like we have in the past in all our airports and the areas surrounding.” – Sanjeev Jindal, GM – ENG & CSR