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| For someone from Chennai, it hurts to say that I can vouch for the fact that the international terminal in Chennai is the worst of all the airports in India and I have been through a few. It might have to do with the fact that unlike the other major airports in India, the AAI (a government run institution), does the renovation and don’t seem to care about aesthetics and streamlining the process. I thought the airport was meant to be a silent airport, then you hear announcements on the loud speaker (why do I get the feeling of being in a train station in India, when I hear it?). This airport seems to be setup to be a failure and encouraging the airlines to move away to other well run airports which are owned by private players. Landing into Chennai - you get off the aircraft and you have a long walk through a narrow corridor, and in some instances having to go through passengers who are getting on! The immigration area is unorganised and the officers lounging around and in no hurry (good luck if you are landing at about 1 am, when multiple flights land). Leaving Chennai - while the concourse is ok, once you have crossed immigration there is nothing to do while you wait. The spa is a rip-off and if you have flights late in the night, you get to sit on some hard back chairs with nothing to do (worst is around the gates 16-18). Well, you are lucky that you get to leave the airport behind.