On July 30, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted three images claiming they show the Chennai International Airport.
Spectacular Indian Airports!
Located in the detroit of Asia Chennai, the Chennai International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. In 2020 ,the Chennai International Airport handled around 22.2 million passengers.#SabUdenSabJuden pic.twitter.com/rgjTXS3TxT
— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) July 30, 2021
One of the images is of Bangkok Airport
Alt News performed a reverse image search on all the images and found that the first image is not from Chennai but Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Similar photos of the airport can be found on several stock photo websites.
The following is a comparison between the MoCA image and the one on Alamy which establishes that both show the same airport.
- Identical ceiling and chandelier
- Refreshment stalls at the identical location
- Three identical information displays/boards between two conveyor belts
To conclude, the Ministry of Civil Aviation shared an image of Bangkok Airport and passed it off as Chennai airport. Readers should note that the other two images (top right, bottom right) indeed show the Chennai Airport.