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Business Aircraft Ops to VOTV airport, India

Airport name: Trivandrum International Airport

ICAO code: VOTV                                             


City Name: Thiruvananthapuram

Country: India

Fire Category: IX

Airport Operating Hours of VOTV airport / TRV airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VOTV airport / TRV airport: Airport Runway is closed for operation between 0830-1030 UTC on every MON, WED, THRU & FRI.

 (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VOTV airport)

CIQ Hours of VOTV airport / TRV airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VOTV airport / TRV airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VOTV airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.

Parking Availability at VOTV airport / TRV airport: Limited overnight parking is available in VOTV airport with prior approval only. VOTV airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands at VOTV airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VOTV airport also have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability.

Port of entry/exit VOTV airport / TRV airport: Yes, VOTV airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights in India: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online. If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

Pax visa requirements for GA flights in India: All Pax must arrive with valid Indian visa or Indian e-visa (available online).

E-visa acceptable VOTV airport / TRV airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VOTV airport. E-visa is acceptable at VOTV Airport.

Ground Handler at VOTV airport / TRV airport: VVIP Flight (ops@vvipflight.com) can assist you with your Landing permits, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VOTV airport / TRV airport.

VOTV Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 03 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except flights originating from PRC countries i.e., China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria. It takes 07 working days to obtain landing permission for flights originating from PRC countries (flight should operate on 8th day).

GA Lounge/Terminal at VOTV airport / TRV Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VOTV airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VOTV airport / TRV airport:  VOTV airport have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VOTV airport are self-power in and pushed back parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VOTV /TRV airport:  Catering facility is available at VOTV. We can also assist in arranging catering at VOTV airport from nearby 5-star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VOTV / TRV airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VOTV airport.

Hotel at VOTV airport:  Hilton Garden Inn, Hycinth Hotel and Taj Green Cove Resort are some good options available in the city.

Places to Visit: Called the ‘Evergreen city of India’, Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the state of Kerala. The city comprises beautiful beaches, long stretches of palm fringed shorelines, windy backwaters and historical structures. Along with its natural and historical significance, the city is also popular for its ancient temples that are renowned for their architecture making Thiruvananthapuram one of the most visited pilgrim centres of India.

The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the prominent attractions of the city. Devotees in large numbers visit the temple every year. It’s popular for its architectural splendor and historical and religious significance.

Thiruvananthapuram is also a paradise for beach lovers. Beaches situated outside the city like the Shankhumugham and Kovalam beaches are world famous.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us ops@vvipflight.com or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM, Fire category or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for latest information please feel free to contact us.

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