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List of Busiest And International Airports in India [2020]

List of Busiest And International Airports in India

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Traveling by air is very exciting and enjoyable for some people. And for some people, it can be a little strange and scary in the beginning. But before traveling on an airplane for foreign countries, you have to wait at the airport due to checking, boarding, and immigration. Sometimes these waits also to be done due to the delay in air travel. In that case, you can enjoy the time by finding the number of shopping options, food courts, and spa outlets to relax in airports instead of sitting for hours.

Now a day’s air travel is steadily increasing in India with more airlines launching every day which connects almost all major cities across the world. There are many airports in India, including domestic and international from which here we provide a list of busiest and international airports in India.

#1. Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is one of the most important airports in India, also serves as the major international aviation hub of New Delhi which is the capital city of India. The total area of the airport spread over in 5,106 acres, located in the southwest of Delhi, situated in Palam and 16 km from the city center. It is the busiest airport in India in terms of passenger and cargo traffic.

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As per statistics in 2018, it was the 12th busiest airport in the world and 6th busiest airport in Asia handling 70 million passengers. The airport is operated by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). IGI Airport serves as a major hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, GoAir, IndiGo, Quikjet Airlines, SpiceJet and Vistara. The airport has 6 terminals that connect almost all major cities across the world.

#2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is formerly known as “Sahar International Airport” serves as the aviation hub of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region which is the primary international airport in India. The airport has 3 terminals spread over in the total area of 1,850 acres, located in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is the 2nd busiest airport in India after Delhi Airport in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018, it was the 14th busiest airport in Asia and 28th busiest airport in the world handling 49.8 million passengers. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is operated by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). The airport handles 950 aircraft movements per day. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport serves as a major hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara.

#3. Kempegowda International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Bangalore which is the capital of Karnataka, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 4,000 acres, located 40 km north of the city near to Devanahalli village. It is the 3rd busiest airport in India after Delhi and Mumbai Airports in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018, it is the 29th busiest airport in Asia handling more than 25 million passengers with 600 aircraft movements per day. The airport is operated by Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL). Kempegowda International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, GoAir and Star Air and focuses city for Air India and Spice Jet.

The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations. A new terminal called Terminal 2 is being built under the second phase of the airport. Kempegowda International Airport is the first solar-powered airport in Karnataka which is developed by CleanMax Solar.

#4. Chennai International Airport

Chennai International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Chennai Metropolitan Region, Tamil Nadu, India. The airport is located in Meenambakkam and Tirusulam which is 21 km from the city center. It is the 4th busiest airport in India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore airports in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018-19, it is the 49th busiest airport in Asia handling more than 22 million passengers with 570 aircraft movements per day. The airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Chennai International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Alliance Air, IndiGo, Blue Dart Aviation, Truejet, and Spice Jet and focuses city for Air India, Go Air and Air India Express.

#5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Kolkata Metropolitan Region located in Dum Dum, West Bengal, India. The area of the airport spread over in 2,460 acres, located 17 km from the city center. It is the 5th busiest airport in India after Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai Airports in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018, the airport handling more than 20 million passengers per annum. The airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air Asia India, Alliance Air, GoAir and IndiGo and focuses city for Air India and Spice Jet. The airport has two parallel runways, the primary runway has a capacity of 35 flights per hour while the second runway has a capacity of 15 flights per hour.

#6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Hyderabad which is the capital of Telangana, India. The airport is located in Shamshabad which is 24 km south of Hyderabad. It is the 6th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 21 million passengers per annum. Rajiv Gandhi Airport is operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL).

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Alliance Air, IndiGo, Blue Dart Aviation, Spice Jet and Trujet and focus city for Air India, Air Asia India, Vistara and Go Air. The airport has one passenger terminal, cargo terminal, and two runways.

#7. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The airport is located in Hansol which is 9 km north of Ahmedabad. It is the 7th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 11 million passengers per annum.

The airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including TruJet and focuses city for GoAir. The airport has 3 terminals, a cargo terminal, and a single runway.

#8. Cochin International Airport

Cochin International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Kochi, Kerala, India. The airport is located in Nedumbassery which is 25 km northeast of the city. It is the 8th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 10 million passengers with 71,871 aircraft movements.

The airport is operated by Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL). Cochin International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express and focuses city for Air India, IndiGo and Spice Jet. The airport has 3 terminals and one cargo terminal with 150,000 sq meters in area.

#9. Dabolim Airport

Dabolim Airport serves as the sole international aviation hub of Goa, India. The area of the airport spread over in 1,700 acres, located in Dabolim which is 4 km from Vasco da Gama, 23 km from Margao and 30 km from Panjim. As per statistics in 2018, the airport handling more than 7 million passengers with 50,567 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Many European charter airlines fly to Goa, especially between November and May. The airport has a single terminal that handles both domestic and international operations.

#10. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport also known as “Borjhar Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Guwahati, India. The airport is located in Borjhar which is 26 km from Dispur of state Assam and 28 km from Guwahati.

As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 5 million passengers with 55,066 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Spice Jet and IndiGo.

#11. Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is also known as “Amausi” serves as an international aviation hub of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 5 million passengers with 41,752 aircraft movements. The airport operates by Adani Group. The airport has 2 terminals that handle both domestic and international operations and one is in the planning stage.

#12. Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan and is the primary airport in India. The airport is located in Sanganer which is 13 km from Jaipur. It is the 11th busiest airport in India in terms of daily scheduled flight operations. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 5 million passengers with 46,185 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Jaipur International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Supreme Airlines and Alliance Air and focuses city for Spice Jet. The airport has a single terminal (Terminal 2), a cargo terminal and two runways which handles both domestic and international operations.

#13. Trivandrum International Airport

Trivandrum International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Thiruvananthapuram and its adjacent cities which is the capital city of Kerala, India. It is the 5th international airport in India in 1991. The total area of the airport spread over in 700 acres, located 3.7 km from the city center, 16 km from Kovalam beach, 13 km from Technopark and 21 km from Vizhinjam International Seaport. It is the 2nd busiest airport in Kerala after Kochi and 14th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 4 million passengers with 33,093 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Trivandrum International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express and focuses city for Air India, IndiGo and Spice Jet. The airport has two terminals that handle both domestic and international operations.

#14. Biju Patnaik International Airport

Biju Patnaik Airport also is known as “Bhubaneswar Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha and is the primary international airport in India. The airport is located 4 km from the Bhubaneswar railway station and 6 km from the city center. It is the 15th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 4 million passengers with 30,390 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Biju Patnaik International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Go Air, Air Asia, IndiGo and Vistara. The airport has two terminals that handle both domestic and international operations.

#15. Calicut International Airport

Calicut Airport also recognized as “Karipur Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Kozhikode, Kerala, India. The airport is located in Karipur which is 28 km from Kozhikode and 25 km from Malappuram. This is the 12th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 3 million passengers with 26,738 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Calicut International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express. The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#16. Coimbatore International Airport

Coimbatore Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu which is the primary international airport in India. The airport locates in Peelamedu about 10 km from the city center. It is the 18th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 3 million passengers with 25,253 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Coimbatore International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Arabia, IndiGo and SpiceJet. The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#17. Bagdogra Airport

Bagdogra Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Siliguri, in northern West Bengal, India. It is the 20th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 21,081 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Bagdogra International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Asia India, GoAir, IndiGo and Spice Jet.

#18. Visakhapatnam Airport

Visakhapatnam Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The total area of the airport spread over 350 acres located in NAD Cross Road and Gajuwaka. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 24,237 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Visakhapatnam International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, IndiGo and Spice Jet. The airport has two terminals and two runways which handle both domestic and international operations.

#19. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Nagpur, the capital state of Maharashtra, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 1,355 acres, located at Sonegaon which is about 8 km north from Nagpur. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 22,640 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by Mihan India Private Limited (MIPL). Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Arabia, GoAir and IndiGo. The airport has a single terminal and two aerobridges which handles both domestic and international operations.

#20. Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport

Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The airport is located at Babatpur which is about 26 km northwest of Varanasi. It is the 21st busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 21,818 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air Indian Express, Buddha Air, SpiceJet, Thai AirAsia, and IndiGo. The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#21. Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport

Sheikh ul-Alam Airport also known as “Srinagar Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Srinagar, the state capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The airport is located at Budgam which is about 4 km from Srinagar. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 17,918 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, AirAsia India, GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo. The airport has an integrated terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#22. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The airport is located 11 km from northwest of the city Amritsar. The airport was the fastest and growing airport in India during the year 2017-18. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2 million passengers with 17,905 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, AirAsia X, Air India Express, Alliance Air, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo. The airport has two terminals and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#23. Birsa Munda Airport

Birsa Munda Airport also recognized as “Ranchi Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Ranchi, the state capital of Jharkhand, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 1,568 acres, located at Hinoo which is 5 km from the city center. It is the 26th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2.2 million passengers with 16,869 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Birsa Munda International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, AirAsia India, GoAir, Alliance Air, Vistara and IndiGo. The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#24. Mangalore International Airport

Mangalore Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The airport located at Bajpe which is 13 km from the city center of Mangalore. It is the 2nd busiest airport in Karnataka in India. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2.2 million passengers with 19,365 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Mangalore International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, Air India Express, SpiceJet and IndiGo. The airport has two terminals and two runways which handle both domestic and international operations.

#25. Veer Savarkar International Airport

Veer Savarkar Airport also recognized as “Port Blair Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The airport located 2 km south of Port Blair. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 1.7 million passengers with 14,754 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Veer Savarkar International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo. The airport has a single terminal and a runway that handles domestic operations. International operations expect to start in July in the year 2020.

#26. Tiruchirappalli International Airport

Tiruchirappalli Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. The total area of the airport spread over 702 acres, located 5 km from the city center. It is the 31st busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 1.5 million passengers with 12,801 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Tiruchirappalli International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express, AirAsia, Scoot, Alliance Air, Malindo Air, and IndiGo. The airport has two terminals and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#27. Imphal Airport

Bir Tikendrajit International Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Imphal, Manipur, India. The airport located 7 km from the south of Imphal. It is 2nd largest and busiest airport after Guwahati Airport. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 2.9 million passengers with 19,910 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Bir Tikendrajit International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India, AirAsia India, and IndiGo.

#28. Surat International Airport

Surat Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Surat, Gujarat, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 770 acres, located in Magdalla, Surat. It is the 2nd busiest airport in Gujarat after Ahmedabad in terms of passenger traffic.

As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 1.2 million passengers with 14,548 aircraft movements. The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Surat International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express, Air India, SpiceJet, and IndiGo.

#29. Vadodara Airport

Vadodara Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The airport located in the northeast of Vadodara. It is the 42nd busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 1.1 million passengers with 8,716 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Vadodara International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India and IndiGo. The airport has an integrated terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#30. Gaya Airport

Gaya Airport also recognized as “Bodhgaya Airport” serves as an international aviation hub of Gaya, Bihar, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 954 acres, located 12 km from southwest of Gaya and 5 km from Bodhgaya temple. As per statistics in 2019, the airport handling more than 3 lakh passengers with 1,635 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Gaya International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India and IndiGo. The airport has one terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#31. Kannur International Airport

Kannur Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Kannur, Kerala, India. The total area of the airport spread over in 2,300 acres, located 28 km east of the Kannur, municipality of Mattannur. The airport expected to serve more than 1 million passengers by 2025.

The airport operates by Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL). Kannur International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express, Air India, GoAir and IndiGo. The airport has an integrated terminal and a runway that handles both domestic and international operations.

#32. Pune International Airport

Pune Airport serves as an international aviation hub of Pune, Maharashtra, India. The airport is located 10 km northeast of Pune. As per statistics in 2018-19, the airport handling more than 9 million passengers with 59,888 aircraft movements.

The airport operates by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Pune International Airport serves as a hub for several Indian carriers including Air India Express, Air India, AirAsia India, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir, and IndiGo.

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Gyualnazhavt August 1, 2020 at 11:24 am

Opened in 1924, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the oldest airports in Kolkata. It is located in Dum Dum, Kolkata and it was named in the honor of “Subhas Chandra Bose” in 1995.

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