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Airport in Vellore

There is an airport in Vellore but there are no commercial services as of now. This airport is known as Vellore Airport (ICAO:VOVR), located around 5 Kms. from Vellore towards the East. The airstrip covers 51.5 acres. Flying by trainee pilots of Madras Flying Club was  discontinued here in March, 2011. Airports Authority of India declared 'idle airports activation programme' in the Southern region and Vellore too was a part of this initiative.

Government has plans to convert this airport into a fully functional one, with operations of 45-seater ATR aircraft and setting up of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautical Science and Training of Pilots Academy at Vellore.

Address of Vellore Airport
Abdullah Puram,
Phone: 91-416-291201
(There are NO Passenger Flights from Vellore Airport. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport)

Airport-in-Charge (Airports Authority of India)
Vellore Airport, Vellore (TN)
Phone: 91-416-291201

Alternative Address:

Regional Executive Director
Southern Region
Airports Authority of India
ATS Complex, Chennai Airport
Chennai-600 027

Phone: 91-44-22561234, 22561515 Extn 4300
Fax: 91-44-22561010

Airport near Vellore

Bangalore Airport is 205 Kms. from Vellore. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport which is about 130 Kms. from Vellore. Both these airports are international airports. All major operators have services to various destinations to and from Chennai Airport. Even those intending to reach Vellore reach Chennai Airport and from Chennai, they hire a taxi or take a train to Vellore.

Distance Chart in Chennai

  • Airport to Central Railway Station: 20 kms.
  • Airport to Koyambedu Bus Stand: 15 kms.

Vellore has institutions such as CMC hospital, Technological institutes, Colleges, Sri Narayani Peedam and the Sripuram Golden temple. Most people visit here for treatment in CMC, Vellore. It is thus imperative to have a streamlined transport system via roadways, railways and airways for the convenience of these visitors. Also, 30% of leather goods exported from India are from Vellore district! So, there is underlying potential for cargo flights too.

Vellore airport (with elevation 764 ft.) has VOVR as its ICAO code (International Civil Aviation Organization). ICAO is a Canada-based UN organization which develops and suggests airline safety standards and practices.

Vellore airport is a domestic airport and efforts are in the offing to expand it. Basic facilities such as drinking water, wheelchair facility, wash rooms, taxi service, telephone booths are available here. However, since this airport is not operating any passenger flights, do not expect comfortable lounges and restaurants here.

You can reach Vellore from five major airports near Vellore. These include Madras airport (MAA), now known as Chennai Airport; Bangalore airport, now known as Bangaluru airport (BLR); Kochi (Cochin) airport (COK), Coimbatore airport (CJB) and Tirupati airport (TIR).

Distance of 5 Important Airports from Vellore

  • Chennai (Madras) Airport: 114 Kms.
  • Bangaluru (Bangalore) Airport: 150 Kms.
  • Kochi (Cochin) Airport: 542 Kms.
  • Coimbatore Airport: 300 Kms.
  • Tirupati Airport: 95 Kms.

Freight Forwarding Agencies for Air in Vellore

Paramount Express
No 189, Behind Central Church,
Long Bazzar, Vellore Market,
Phone: 9994131641, 9841016732

Gati Kintetsu Express Pvt Ltd
Shop No 3, Virudhampet
Near Amman Suzuki, Katpadi Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Vellore-632006
Phone: 9940110972,  9443403574, (0416) 2244734

Blue Dart Express Ltd.
No 1/19, Thotapalayam
Near National Theatre, Katpadi Road,
Vellore Bazaar, Vellore-632004
Phone: 9790911335, (0416) 2224905, 2224915

Sunex Courier Service
No 28/9, Opposite Silk Mill Bus Stop,
1st East Main Road, Gandhi Nagar
Phone: 9362641893, (0416) 2249109

Alliance Expert Courier & Cargo
No 278, Opposite Sundaram Motors,
New Bye Pass Road, Vellore Bazaar,
Phone: 8015475488, (0416) 2290488

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