THIRUANANTHA PURAM AIRPORT MADE AROUND 1930S BY KING SRI CHITHIRA THIRUNAL

INITIALLY THERE WAS JUST ONE FLIGHT PER DAY CONNECTING TRIVANDRUM WITH MADRAS(NOW CHENNAI) BY DAKOTA PROPELLER AIR PLANE

Aerodrome: The first landing ground for Aeroplanes in Travancore was opened at Quilon in 1108 M. E. But this was found unsuitable for the landing of planes and was therefore extended. The construction of a landing ground for Aeroplanes at Trivandrum was commenced and completed during 1 110 M. E. An experimental flight was made by Messrs. Tata & Sons, Bombay, early in 1111 M.E. Regular Air Mail Service was started subsequently and the first plane carrying mail landed at the Aerodrome on the 12th Thulam 1111 (29th October 1935