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Top 10 International Airports In India
Aviation is one of the fastest-growing businesses in India, contributing to the Indian economy. The country has various domestic as well as international airports equipped with advanced facilities and exhibit high-class services to the passengers right from check-ins to departures.
Some of the busiest airports in India, handle a large number of passengers every year, and that number is increasing every day. Still, they maintain a high level of service, cleanliness, and luxury. We’ve rounded up the list of the top 10 International Airports in India on the basis of the number of passengers they handle, facilities, quality of service, and cleanliness.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (Igia)
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is one of India’s largest and busiest airports, located in the Palam area of the National Capital Region, Delhi. It is also known by the name “Delhi International Airport”.It is the home of some of the biggest airliners including the Airbus A380, Boeing 747, and 777 jets. It is the busiest airport in the South Asian region. Its recently opened Terminal 3 is a state of art terminal, that occupies around 5,02,000 sq. mt. of area.
The airport uses an advanced system called Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) that helps passengers efficiently get the work done from check-ins to departure.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Csia)
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is the second busiest airport as per overall passenger traffic. Earlier, it was known by the name “Sahar International Airport”. It is located in the suburb of the Santa Cruz area of Mumbai.
The airport constantly gets upgraded to make it compatible with the new generation’s airplanes. The flight operates at 5 different terminals of the airport with 2 intersecting runways.
Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport, also known as Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), is India’s is third busiest country. Air traffic is growing at a fast pace due to the rise of the tech industry in the region.
Kempegowda International Airport was inaugurated on 24 May 2008 and replaced the HAL airport. It stands at third position in our list of top 10.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, aka Hyderabad International Airport is an international airport, located in Shamshabad, Hyderabad. The Airport is named after the former prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
It replaced the former airport of Hyderabad at “Begumpet” and facilitates the need to handle new age larger aircafts like Airbus A380. The airport was commercially opened on 23rd of March 2008.
In 2013, it was ranked no.1 in the list of top airports of India by “Skytrax”.
Chennai International Airport
Chennai International Airport is one of South India’s busiest airports. The aerodrome is located in the suburbs of Tirusulam town of Kancheepuram. It became the country’s first international airport to receive ISO 9001-2000 certification, in 2001.
Chennai airport has 3 terminals: Meenambakkam, Kamaraj, and Anna. Meenambakkam, used for cargo, is the oldest terminal. Kamaraj and Anna are newly built terminals, that are used for passenger jets operation.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
Kolkata International Airport, also known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, stands at sixth postion in the list of top 10 International Airports in India. Earlier it was known as “Dum Dum Airport” before being renamed to what we call it today, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
It is the major hub for flights coming from North-eastern part of the country, as well as for flights coming from Bangladesh and Southeast Asia.
Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport or Nedumbassery Airport is an international airport situated in the city of Kochi. The airport is a focus city for numerous airlines like Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, and SpiceJet. Along with that it also serves some of the international airlines including the Fly Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Ahmedabad International Airport is also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is an international airport located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is one of the busiest airports in the Western part of India.
Goa International Airport
Goa International Airport, commonly known by the name “Dabolim Airport”, ranked at 9th position in our list of top 10. It is an international airport located in the city of Dabolim in Goa. The Dabolim Airport is one of the few profitable airports managed by the Airport Authority of India.
It was constructed in the 1950s by the government of the Estado da Índia Portuguesa. In december 1961, the airport was bombarded by Indian Airforce and after 5 months i.e in april 1962, it was completely occupied by the Indian Navy’s Air wing.
Trivandrum International Airport
It is a first international airport in a non-metro city in India. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala state. It is an ISO 9001-2000 certified airport. It has two terminals: one for domestic flight operations and the other for international flight operations.