Hi all, In this trip I will be taking one of Indigo's ATR from Tuticorin to Chennai. Tuticorin Airport is one of the smallest Airport in India but operates daily 6 flights a day with 4 from indigo and 2 from spicejet. Bangalore is recently added to its connectivity list. Since the Airport is very small decided to arrive just an hour before departure.
Check in inside tuticorin Airport is plain simple the whole hall is very small and finished my formalities in 5 mins. Security was called in 45mins before departure
The Terminal is just too small, and still this Airport handles around 20000 passengers a month. I seriously hope expansion plans kicks off immediately.
Inbound flight arrived very early and so pilots were had small walk outside. By 7.15AM Boarding started promptly.
Waiting Area inside Departure Hall
Indigo 6E 7184
Tuticorin (TCR) – Chennai (MAA)
Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Seat: 17F (Economy Class)
Registration: VT-IYY (Just 20 Days old Brand New)
Once onboard, I settled into my seat near the window. It was a brand new flight, Seats are standard ATR type with good legroom. One thing that caught my eye was the meal tray which is unbelievably small it can just barely hold a meal :(.
Our Flight and Tuticorin ATC tower
Cabin was fresh as it was a brand new ATR
Really Good Leg room
The seatback had no IFE's and the seat pocket had Safety card and magazine. We pushed back on-time. Take off is straightforward and today we departed from the west side towards tuticorin coast, and in no time we were airborne towards Chennai.
It was raining like hell the previous days, luckily today didn't face any disruption and city looked absolutely green and beautiful. We crossed via tuticorin port and then the salt pans.
Service started 15mins after departure and I had my preordered NON Veg meal delivered. It had a chicken sandwich and an badam drink which was just overflavoured with some powder I'm not sure. Sandwich tasted good, the meal tray was able to just hold this sandwich.
That Tray Table was too small :(
Safety Card ATR 72-600
After an hour our flight was above pondicherry and soon we started our descent, weather was just lovely with clear skies and blue seas visible. Touchdown smooth and got parked in remote gate.
Air China 747-8 was parked along with 9W B777 and SG 737 Max
Etihad A320, Sri Lankan A330 and Emirates B777 in International Terminal
Jumbo Jet SQ 747-400F cargo
Overall another good flight from Indigo. Food was ok, Flight was clean and new. Staff's were fine. Thanks for reading the review.