Airport Address Information:
Calicut International Airport
IATA Code: CCJ
Address: Calicut Airport P.O, Calicut Airport Rd, Karipur,
Phone: 91-483-2712 630
Kozhikode Airport, also referred to as Calicut International Airport and Karipur Airport, serves the cities of
Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala. The airport is India’s 13th busiest airport in terms of overall passenger
traffic. The airport serves as an operating base for Air India Express. It is the third busiest airport in Kerala
after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram Airport. It was given international airport status on 2 February 2006. Airports
Authority of India have provided runway lead-in lighting system for the first time in India at Calicut airport as
per the recommendations of the DGCA. The airport is also well linked by several airlines in Indiaand the rest of
the world. Some of the main airlines operating in Kozhikode Airport including international, domestic and cargo are
Air India, Jet Lite, Air India Express, Qatar Airways, Oman Airways, Emirates, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad and RAK Air.
Calicut International Airport is well equipped with all facilities for its passengers.
Currently the Kozhikode Airport has two terminals which operates domestic and Internationl flights:
Kozhikode Calicut Airport Domestic Terminal serves domestic flights between Calicut and other major cities of India
and handles between 80 and 90 flights weekly. The most popular routes are Mumbai and Chennai. Calicut Airport Domestic
Terminal is a hub for Air India Express. There are also many shops at both the terminals such as bookstalls and duty
free shops. Domestic terminal can handle 250 passengers in peak hour time. The airport is equipped with a total of 35
check-in counters, 12 immigration counter, 6 custom counters and 5 security counters including both domestic and international
Kozhikode Calicut Airport International Terminal hosts international flights. The terminal will be still in development
during the following years in order to improve technological services. International terminal at Kozhikode Airport has
peak hour passenger handling capacity of 500 passengers. Calicut International Airport is well equipped with all facilities
for its passengers. There are many restaurants and cafes, which offer all types of foods and cuisines. Juice and coffee kiosks
are also available at the airport. The duty free shop which is operate by Flemingo Duty Free are located at Main International
Terminal building. The Arrivals store is 138.5 sq m and the Departures outlet is 47.5 sq m. Medical facilities are readily available
for all passengers. Wheelchairs and assistance are also available for handicapped people. Ambulance service and a first aid room are
also available, in case of emergencies. A business centre has been built at the airport for corporate use. There is a smoking room
for passengers as well as a meditation room where they can relax. A childcare room is also provided at the airport. For the convenience
of international arrival and departure, bank and moneychanger are also available at the Airport.
Particulars of Airport:
Airport Code: IATA: CCJ / ICAO: VOCL
Airport Name: Calicut International Airport
City Name: Calicut
Distance from city: 25 km from city
# Medical Facilties-
1.Free medical assisstence available
# Restaurants and cafes-
For travellers convenience their are some restaurants available at the airport and their are some recommendations.
1. Fresc Co Cafe
2. Al shavarma
3. Zambar flavours of the soutth
4. Clink bar
5. Alhind Cafè Naaz
1. FleminGo Duty Free
2. Basics Life
3. Namaste Calicut
# ATMs and Cash Machines-
1. Vijaya bank atm
2. Bank of Baroda ATM
# Information Desk-
The Airport provides the information desk for the travellers conveniece where they ask their can queries.
# Luggage services-
1. Provide safety to the customers baggage by wrapping it.
2. Baggage providing counters provides passengers claim checked-in baggage.
3. One can take the trolley service to take luggage till the check-in counter.
Connectivity with the City:
Calicut International Airport is located between two National Highways. The closest one is National
Highway 966 (NH-966) situated at a distance of 2.3 kilometers and the other one being National Highway 66
(NH-66) which is around 8 kilometers from the airport. NH-966 joins NH-66 at Ramanattukara, located 12 kilometers
from the airport. This combined road network enables seamless connectivity to the north to Kozhikode, Kannur, and
Wayanad, and towards the south to Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Coimbatore. The Kerala State Road Transport
Corporation (KSRTC) provide bus route on the Kozhikode Railway Station-Calicut Airport. All the buses will run services
from the Pavanad KSRTC depot from early morning up to 10 pm. The airport is approximately 25 km away from the Feroke Railways
Station and it will take hardly 30 minutes to reach the airport. One can easily hire taxis / buses to reach the airport from
the railway station. At the airport terminal, you will able to get a taxi to the bus station / railway station and city center.
The airport is also well linked by several airlines in Indiaand the rest of the world. Some of the main airlines operating in
Kozhikode Airport including international, domestic and cargo are Air India, Jet Lite, Air India Express, Qatar Airways, Oman
Airways, Emirates, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad and RAK Air.
Calicut or Kozhikode is situated in the south Indian state of Kerala on the southwest coast of the Arabian Sea. Calicut
was the capital of Malabar in the north of Kerala when Zamorins ruled. It was the Spice Capital and very prosperous. This
attracted foreigners who found the rulers friendly and tolerant. The Arabs were the first to arrive. They were followed by
Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British. The Arab influence caused many locals to become Muslims; as a result the
city is dotted with mosques. It is said that the name Calicut came from the hand woven cloth calico which was made here. In
local language the city is called Kozhikode. The Kozhikode metropolitan area is the second largest urban area in Kerala. Kozhikode
ranked as the second best city in India to reside in. Kozhikode, once a famous cotton-weaving centre, gave its name to the Calico cloth.
The city has a strong trading aspect. The main area of business was once Big Bazaar near the railway station. As time progressed, it
shifted to other parts of the city. Calicut is one of the biggest economic hubs in Kerala. Service sector dominates the economy followed
by industries. Cyberpark, a Government of Kerala organisation, plans to build, operate and manage IT parks for the promotion and development
of investment in IT and ITES industries in the Malabar region of Kerala. It would be the third IT hub in the state of Kerala. Kozhikode was
given the tag of "City of Sculptures" Shilpa Nagaram because of the architectural sculptures around the city.
Places to Visit:
1. Kozhikode Beach
2. Mananchira Square
3. Kappad Beach
5. S.M. Street
6. Tali Siva temple
7. Sarovaram Biopark
8. Mishkal Mosque
Summer (March - May)-
During the summer season the days are extremely hot, but nights are pleasant.
Monsoon (June - October)-
the region experiences heavy rainfall during this time and is not recommended for a visit.
Winter (November - February)-
The weather is at its best during the winters.