11 Biggest Airport in India

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11 Biggest Airport in India

Largest Airport in India

The AAI (Airports Authority of India) is responsible for managing and developing airports in India. Some of the largest and busiest airports in the world are located in India. Some of the biggest airports in India include Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Kempegowda International Airport, and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. These airports are well-equipped with facilities to ensure smooth and hassle-free travel for passengers. The aviation industry in India is growing rapidly and airports are constantly being upgraded for improved services. Here I have compiled the list of the top 11 biggest airports in India for you. These airports offer a wide range of services, from international flights to domestic flights, as well as a variety of amenities and facilities. With their massive passenger capacities, these airports are some of the largest and most important airports in India, and they are the backbone of India's aviation industry.

List of Top 11 Biggest Airports in India

Sl. no.     Biggest Airport Name and Ranking IATA City Destinations Airlines
1. Indira Gandhi International Airport     DEL New Delhi 97 59
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport     BOM Mumbai 83 49
3. Chennai International Airport     MAA Chennai 40 32
4. Kempegowda International Airport     BLR Bangalore 40 28
5. Cochin International Airport     COK Kochi 22 24
6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport     HYD Hyderabad 32 20
7. Trivandrum International Airport     TRV Thiruvananthapuram 17 19
8. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport     CCU Kolkata 37 19
9. Calicut International Airport     CCJ Calicut 18 11
10. Dabolim Airport     GOI Vasco da Gama     12 09
11. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport     ATQ Amritsar 06 07

Top 11 Biggest Airports in India

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is the primary international airport serving the city of New Delhi, India. It is the busiest airport in India and the 23rd busiest airport in the world handling more than 65 million passengers in 2018-19. It is found towards the southwest of the city, 16 km from New Delhi city center. The airport is spread over an area of 5,106 acres and has two operational terminals – Terminal 3 for domestic and international operations, and Terminal 1D for domestic operations. It is the hub for Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, and SpiceJet. The airport has extensive ground transport facilities including metro rail, buses, coaches, auto-rickshaws, and taxis.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

The main international airport servicing India's Mumbai Metropolitan Region is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. It was the 14th busiest airport in Asia and the 28th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2018. It is the second busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic after Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Airports Authority of India (53%) and GVK Industries Ltd. (47%), in a joint venture, operate the airport under the name Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). It bears the name Chhatrapati Shivaji after the Maratha Emperor of the 17th century and serves as the headquarters of Jet Airways and GoAir, two significant Indian airlines. The airport is a major hub for international and domestic air traffic to and from India and handled about 48.4 million passengers in the fiscal year 2018-19.

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Chennai International Airport, Chennai

Chennai International Airport (MAA) is the third busiest airport in India and serves the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is a significant center for both local and international air traffic and is situated in Tirusulam. A network of roads, buses, and trains connects the airport to the city. The airport has two terminals, a domestic and an international one. Additionally, it provides a range of services like banking, currency exchange, and duty-free shopping. For its excellent performance and effective management, the airport has won numerous honors.

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Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore is the third busiest airport in India. It is located in the Devanahalli area of Bangalore and is a hub for AirAsia India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and TruJet. The airport has two passenger terminals and currently handles over 35 million passengers annually. It is connected to over 80 domestic and international destinations, including London, Dubai, New Delhi, and Singapore. The airport is named after the founder of Bangalore, Kempegowda. It has amenities such as duty-free shops, restaurants, prayer rooms, lounges, and more.

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Cochin International Airport, Kochi

Cochin International Airport, Kochi (IATA: COK), is the first airport in India that was built with the public-private partnership model. It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala and is located in the city of Kochi. The airport has been in operation since 1999 and is a major gateway to the southern part of India. It serves as a hub for Air India Express and as a focus city for IndiGo.

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The airport has been recognized for its sustainability efforts, including the use of solar energy for its operations. It is the world’s first completely solar-powered airport and is home to the world’s largest single-rooftop solar plant. In 2019, the airport recorded a total of 14.02 million passengers, making it the fourth-busiest airport in India. It has one of the largest cargo terminals in India and handles more than 25,000 metric tonnes of cargo. The airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights. In addition, the airport also has two runways, with the primary runway being 3,400 meters long.

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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is an international airport located in Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is operated by the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), a public–private venture. The airport is named after the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. It was opened to commercial operations on 23 March 2008 to replace the old Begumpet Airport. RGIA is the sixth busiest airport in India, handling 18.1 million passengers in 2018. It is the largest airport in the state of Telangana and the largest in South India. It is also one of the few airports in India to have an IATA code of 'HYD'. The airport has one runway and a modern Terminal 3. It serves as a focus city for Vistara and a secondary hub for Air India and SpiceJet.

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Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram

Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the fourth busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic. The airport is located 4 km from the city center and operates both domestic and international flights. The airport is ranked as the seventh best airport in India as per the Airports Council International's survey of 2018. It has been declared an international airport and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The airport has a single runway and two passenger terminals. The airport also provides amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a lounge, cafes, restaurants, duty-free shops, and car rental services.

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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, commonly known as Kolkata Airport, is the primary international airport serving the city of Kolkata, India. It is located in Dum Dum, approximately 17 km (11 mi) from the city center. The airport has two terminals; Terminal 1, the domestic terminal, and Terminal 2, the international terminal. The airport handled over 21 million passengers in 2017-18. It is the fifth-busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic and is also a major cargo hub for Eastern India. The airport is named after the famous Indian freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.

Calicut International Airport, Calicut    

Calicut International Airport, also known as Karipur Airport, is an international airport located in Calicut, Kerala, India. The airport serves as the primary international airport for the state of Kerala and is the third-busiest airport in the country after Delhi and Mumbai. It is located approximately 25 km from the city center.

Calicut International Airport has two terminals, one for international flights and one for domestic flights. The airport is connected to major cities around the world including Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. The airport is also connected to many cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

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The airport serves as a hub for Air India Express, which provides direct flights to international destinations such as Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The airport also offers non-stop flights to many domestic destinations such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, and Kannur.

The airport is equipped with modern facilities including restaurants, duty-free shops, car rental services, and ATMs. There is also a VIP lounge for passengers traveling first class or business class.

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Calicut International Airport provides many convenience facilities for passengers including car parking, free shuttle service, and free Wi-Fi. The airport also offers a number of services including an executive lounge, travel assistance, and a 24-hour medical clinic.

Dabolim Airport, Vasco da Gama

Dabolim Airport, Vasco da Gama, is an international airport located in the city of Vasco da Gama in the Indian state of Goa. It is the only airport in the state and is operated by the Indian Navy. It serves both civil and military flights. The airport is located about 29 km from the state capital of Panaji. It also serves as a major gateway for tourists visiting the state. The airport has two terminals, one for domestic passengers and one for international passengers. The airport has direct flights to various domestic and international destinations including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Jaipur, Muscat, Dubai, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.

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Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport is the primary international airport serving the city of Amritsar and surrounding areas in the state of Punjab, India. The airport is named after Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru and founder of the city of Amritsar. It is the second busiest airport in Punjab and the 22nd busiest in India.

The airport has two terminals, an international terminal, and a domestic terminal. The international terminal handles flights to and from countries including the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, and the United States. The domestic terminal handles flights to and from major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.

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The airport is served by several airlines including Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Vistara. The airport also offers several amenities such as duty-free shopping, food and beverage outlets, car rentals, and banking services.

Conclusion

I hope this list of the top 11 biggest airports will help you to know about the airports in India. All the airports are well maintained and provide a great experience for travelers. With this list, you can easily plan your next trip to India and make the most of your travel experience.

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