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International Airports in India

International Airports in India

The Indian aviation sector has emerged into one of the world’s fastest growing markets in the industry. Air travel in the country has extended at an exceptional rate, from 6% to 20% per annum in less than a decade. As a result of high aviation boom, several international airports in India were developed.

A modern feel and efficiency are two big requirements for air travelers while choosing the best airports across the world. Today’s world class airports create much-required excitation for the trips with their unparalleled ambiance creating a charm for travelers.

List of International Airports in India

  1. Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  2. Calicut International Airport, Karipur, Kerala
  3. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  4. Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu
  5. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  6. Cochin International Airport, Kochi, Kerala
  7. Coimbatore International Airport, Tamil Nadu
  8. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  9. Goa International Airport, Dabolim, Goa
  10. Indira Gandhi International Airport,New Delhi, Delhi
  11. Jaipur International Airport, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  12. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  13. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  14. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, Assam
  15. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, West Bengal
  16. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
  17. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  18. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, Punjab
  19. Trivandrum International Airport, Vallakkadavu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  20. Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, Andaman And Nicobar Islands

In detail about Indian International Airports

1. Biju Patnaik International Airport

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports in India - Odisha

Biju Patnaik International Airport serves the city of Bhubaneswar. It is the sole international airport in the state of Odisha.

As an extension to the Bhubaneswar Airport, a new domestic terminal is equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities needed to handle the departure and arrival of 400 passengers at a time. The airport building now holds good baggage handling mechanism, and exceptional interiors depicting rich heritage and culture of the state.

2. Calicut International Airport

Kozhikode, Kerala

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports in India - Kerala

Calicut International Airport serves the cities of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala.

Being the third International airport in Kerala, this port serves north Kerala. Air India Express has a base at this airport.

The airport was given the international status in February 2006 after it enhanced infrastructural facilities for handling international flights.

3. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

Indian International Airports - Uttar Pradesh

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport serves the city Lucknow. It is located in Amausi and is named after the fifth prime minister of India.

4. Chennai International Airport

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

Airports in India - Tamil Nadu

Chennai International Airport serves the city of Chennai metropolitan area of Tamilnadu.

This airport is one of the busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic as well as cargo hub in India. The land for the construction of airport was donated by then governor, L Sriramulu Naidu.

Being the main hub for arrivals and departures in south India, the airport handles around 8 million passengers a year, over half of them flying domestically.

The passenger traffic is estimated to double by 2020 when the airport will be capable of handling 500 aircraft movements a day. The airport infrastructure is commendable starting from authentic South Indian breakfasts to international wine lounges, the airport has it all.

5. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Owned by: GVK led consortium and AAI

International Airports in India - Maharashtra

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport serves the Mumbai Metropolitan City.

One of South Asia’s most notable aviation hubs, the Mumbai airport handles more than 29.1 million passengers and 670,235 tonnes of cargo. It is the second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India.

The airport, with its five operating terminals, is spread across an area of 1,450 acres handles 25 million passengers per annum.

The newly built terminal’s check-in facility is designed with dozens of skylights accommodating over 9,900 passengers with wide space for lounges and various travel services.

6. Cochin International Airport

Kochi, Kerala

Owned by: CIAL (Cochin International Airport Ltd)

International Indian Airports - Kerala

Cochin International Airport is located in the city of Kochi, Kerala. Being the first airport in the country to be constructed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model, this airport is the busiest one in Kerala.

7. Coimbatore International Airport

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

Indian International Airport - Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is located at Peelamedu, about 13 km from the center of the city.

8. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports of India - Maharashtra

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport serves Nagpur, Maharashtra. It derived its name after B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution.

The airport connects Nagpur to India’s main aviation hubs of Mumbai and Delhi, as well as the international destinations like Sharjah and Dubai.

This airport is slated to be the multimodal international hub airport, which will reduce the overload on other busy airports in India.

9. Goa International Airport

Whole State, Goa

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

Indian International Airport - Goa

Goa International Airport (otherwise, Dabolim airport), is the sole airport in the state of Goa. It functions as a civil enclave in airbase, INS Hansa. This Airport is located 30 km from the capital city Panaji.

Spread over an area of 1,700 acres, the Airport is a hub of International tourist and one of the busiest and profitable airports in the country.

The present airport can accommodate a larger number of aircrafts at a time. The handling capacity of passengers also seen an increase from four to six million travelers per annum.

10. Indira Gandhi International Airport

New Delhi, Delhi

Owned by: GMR Group (54%), AAI (26%), Fraport & Eraman Malaysia (10% each).

International Airport - Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the primary aviation hub for the NCR, Delhi and is the busiest airport in terms of daily flight traffic. With the commencement of new Terminal 3, the passenger handling capacity has reached to 46 million. The planned expansion program will increase its capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030.

With a massive expanse of 5,106 acres of land, the airport is extremely eye-catching and luxurious.

The airport bags the fourth best airport award in the world, and ‘Best Improved Airport’ in the Asia-Pacific Region by ACI.

It has an integrated International and Domestic terminal. T3, the sixth largest in the world, is a 9 level passenger terminal building and has 2 piers each 1.2 km long. This new terminal completely alters the functionality of airport, bringing together all kinds of flights under one roof.

11. Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports in India - Rajasthan

Jaipur International Airport is the primary airport serving Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was bestowed with the status of an international airport in 2005.

Due to the huge number International tourist, there are plans to extend the runway to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) and expand the terminal building to accommodate more passengers.

12. Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Owned by: BIAL (Bengaluru International Airport Ltd)

International Airports in India - Karnataka

Kempegowda International Airport serves the city Bengaluru. It is spread across 4,000 acres, situated about 40 km north of Bangalore inaugurated in May 2008.

It replaces the former airport in HAL. Being the busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, this airport has been constructed by a private company.

The airport hosts numerous domestic and international airlines linking the city to about 50 destinations worldwide. The new two-level building with completely air-conditioned is capable of accommodating over 3,000 passengers during peak hours.

This International Airport is extravagant in equipping with high-tech systems and reflecting city’s digital persona.

13. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Indian Airports - Uttar Pradesh

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is situated at Babatpur, 26 km northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. This airport has been officially renamed from former Varanasi Airport, in October 2005.

14. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Guwahati, Assam

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports in India - Assam

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the major hub for flights to North-East India. The airport has been named after freedom fighter cum first chief minister of Assam, Gopinath Bordoloi. The Guwahati International Airport is the only entrance to the Severn sister states or North-East India.

15. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Kolkata, West Bengal

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airport of India - West Bengal

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is in Kolkata, serving the metropolitan citizens of West Bengal. It is situated 17 km away from the center of the city. This airport supports the biggest overhaul handling over 25 million passengers yearly.

The airport is building a fourth terminal to handle the huge increase in passenger traffic. The terminal is exclusively structured in L-shape with two level underground parking and state-of-the-art technology. Rich Bengali culture is showcased in photographs adorning the ceilings and walls of the interior.

16. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Hyderabad, Telangana

Owned by: GHIAL (GMR Hyderabad International Airport (P) Ltd)

International Airport of India - Telangana

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport serves Hyderabad, Telangana. It is situated about 22 kilometres from the south of Hyderabad. This airport replaces the former airport at Begumpet in March 2008.

The Hyderabad International Airport has been ranked as the world’s best airport for the second year in a row among 49 airports handling 5-15 million passengers per annum.

It is the second airport built on a public-private partnership in the country. Hyderabad international airport has been ranked amongst the world’s top five during the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey. The other 4 being Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.

The airport excels with world class facilities, numerous immigration counters, and well-maintained crowd control systems, making it one of the finely organized airports in India!

17. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

Indian International Airports - Gujarat

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serves the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The airport is situated in Hansol, 9 km north of Ahmedabad spread across an area of 1,124 acres.

This busiest airport deals with around 250 aircraft movements per day with four terminals.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serves several domestic as well as international airlines.

The newly constructed building handles around 2.85 million passengers per year. The inclusion of 32 check-in counters, 2 boarding bridges, and parking area makes the airport one of the finest. Along with it, the terminals are linked through underground corridors provided with walkalators.

18. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

Amritsar, Punjab

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)International Airports - Punjab

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is named after the Sikh Guru and founder of Amritsar. This lies 11 kilometres northwest to Amritsar. It is one of the largest airports in North India.

Presently, the airport handles over 101 commercial flights (international and domestic) during each week.

19. Trivandrum International Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airport - Kerala

Trivandrum International Airport is in Thiruvananthapuram and is the first airport in the state of Kerala.

This busy airport carries a majority of domestic and international traffic after Cochin Airport in Kerala.

20. Veer Savarkar International Airport

Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Owned by: AAI (Airport Authority of India)

International Airports in India - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Veer Savarkar International Airport is a customs airport situated 2 km south from Port Blair and is the major airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is named after the Indian freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. This airport received the international status in 2007. Its runaway stretches to a distance of 3,290 metres (10,794 feet).

A new terminal is constructed which is scheduled to be operational by 2018. This island airport is undoubtedly an aesthete’s paradise.

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