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All About Madurai's Rail, Road & Air Transportation
 #10635  by Sundar
 December 6th, 2013, 12:27 pm
SpiceJet Q400


Air India A319


Mihin Lanka A320


SpiceJet B737


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 #10694  by Sundar
 December 16th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Spotted SpiceJet's Q400 to Colombo and Jet Airway's (only tail is visible) ATR to Chennai from SpiceJet's brand new B737 to Chennai.

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 #11944  by Malaysia Mustafa
 February 5th, 2015, 9:17 pm
My trip report

Date : 23.01.15
Airlines : Air India AI 671
Route : BOM-MAA-IXM

I'm just posting the MAA-IXM part as BOM-MAA won't be relevant here.

Around 30 pax stayed back for IXM from BOM. After all those checks, Passengers started boarding. The load was around 90-100 to IXM for a 122 seater flight. This flight always gets decent load even at the time when SG operated 4x daily 737 and 9w 4x AT72 in this route.

After a hop off of 50 min, finally started taxiing at 12:40. This time, the a/c speeded up while taxiing and entered into the runway with the same speed for takeoff. Never experienced such take off. Later came to know through WhatsApp group that it’s called “Rolling Takeoff”

As expected, the snack was a dry sandwich and a juice.

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Landed safely at IXM at 13:20, a perfect on-time arrival.

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Off the airport within 20 min as there was no other arrival at that time. Air Costa is still holding the booking office even after they removed IXM from their map in Sep itself.

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 #12439  by Sundar
 May 17th, 2016, 11:36 am
Onward:
11-May-16
SpiceJet's SG3
Madurai to Colombo
Load: 74 Passengers

Return:
14-May-16
SpiceJet's SG4
Colombo to Madurai
Load: 71 Passengers

Pictures:

View from first floor:
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International security check counters:
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International SHA:
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Gate# 5:
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Boarding SG3 - Q400:
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Deboarding SG3 - @ Colombo
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Boarding SG4 @ Colombo:
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 #12745  by Sundar
 March 1st, 2017, 10:19 am
Taking Indigo inaugural flight to Chennai :thumbup:

Flight# 6E 698

10:20 AM - Started From Home - OLA Cab

10:30 AM - Heavy traffic near Periyar - MK Stalin Birthday Celebration

10:47 AM - Reached Airport
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10:50 AM - 6E Ticketing CounteImage
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10:55 AM - Inside IXM
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11:00 AM - Boarding yet to begin
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11:05 AM - Had chat with one of the staff. Madurai District Collector on his way for inauguration.

11:10 AM - Heard around 90 inbound passengers and 130 outbound passengers.Image

11:25 AM - Boarding started
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11:30 AM - Inagurated by a passenger traveling to Delhi
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11:35 AM - Checking In
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11:40 AM - Got my boarding pass
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11:55 AM - Completed my security check. Some more shops compare to my last visit. Coimbatore A1 Chips, Tanjore Arts and Crafts, Renovated MCR garments.

12:10 PM - SpiceJet, Srilankan & Jet Airways are in apron. Indigo going to use Bus for passenger transfer. So waiting at Gate 6 at ground floor.

12:15 PM - SpiceJet to Chennai
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12:25 PM - Indigo Buses
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12:40 PM - Air Carnival Landed (not able to cover full aircraft)
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01:10 PM - Air India Arrived - Using Air Bridge. Air Carnival Leaving
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01:10 PM - Fire fighters are ready.
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01:15 PM - Indigo Landed and history made in IXM book.
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01:30 PM - Boarding started from IXM by 6E for the first time.
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01:40 PM - I am boarding bus
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01:45 PM - Boarding aircraft
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01:48 PM - Boarded aircraft. Looks like more than 130. I am sure.
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01:50 PM - Door closed. Welcome Announcement made in Tamil. All set to Go.

01:55 PM - On the runway.
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01:58 PM - Departed and up on the sky.
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02:40 PM - Landed at Chennai (MAA).

Thanks everyone who followed this live update.