The Trivandrum International Airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, approximately 7 km away from the city center. It was announced as the 5th international airport in India in 1991 by former Prime Minister V.P. Singh. The airport serves as a pilot training center for Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology and as an operational ground for the Indian Air Force and the Coast Guard. It serves as a gateway for tourists traveling to Middle Eastern and South-Eastern countries. During 2015-16, 34.17 lakh passengers were received by the airport including 11.9 lakh domestic air travelers and 22.5 lakh international travelers. It is ranked as the 8th busiest airport in India in terms of international passenger traffic and 12th in terms of overall passenger traffic.
Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala is enriched with beautiful beaches and plenty of places to explore. Popular tourist destinations in and around the city include Kovalam Beach, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Shanghumukham Beach, the Napier Museum and Zoo, the Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum, and the Meenmutty/Kombaikani Falls. Valiyathura Pier Overview is located near the airport and offers mesmerizing views of the Arabian Sea.
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