Once the airlines began in India, the Government of India set up two different corporations in 1953:
(i) Air India International to cater to international air routes.
(ii) Indian Airlines for domestic air transport.
Air travel in India has undergone a revolutionary change ever since private airlines came into the picture.
Now the proliferation of private airlines has considerably brought down fares that are now within the reach of common people.
List of domestic airports in India
Given below is a list of the domestic airports in India:
|Territory or State||Name of the Airport||City Served|
|Andhra Pradesh||Donakonda Airport||Donakonda|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rajahmundry Airport||Rajahmundry|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Daporijo Airport||Daporijo|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Zero Airport||Zero|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Tezu Airport||Tezu|
|Daman and Diu||Diu Airport||Diu|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla Airport||Shimla|
|Himachal Pradesh||Gaggal Airport||Kangra|
|Himachal Pradesh||Bhuntar Airport||Kullu|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu Airport||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Birsa Munda Airport||Ranchi|
|Madhya Pradesh||Gwalior Airport||Gwalior|
|Madhya Pradesh||Jabalpur Airport||Jabalpur|
|Madhya Pradesh||Khajuraho Airport||Khajuraho|
|Orissa||Biju Patnaik Airport||Bhubaneswar|
|Tamil Nadu||Madurai Airport||Madurai|
|Tamil Nadu||Salem Airport||Salem|
|Tamil Nadu||Tuticorin Airport||Tuticorin|
|Uttarakhand||Jolly Grant Airport||Dehradun|
|Uttar Pradesh||Jhansi Airport||Jhansi|
|Uttar Pradesh||Farrukhabad Airport||Farrukhabad|
|Uttar Pradesh||Kheri Airport||Lakhimpur Kheri|
|Uttar Pradesh||Kushinagar Airport||Kushinagar|
|Uttar Pradesh||Azamgarh Airport||Azamgarh|
|Uttar Pradesh||Shravasti Airport||Shravasti|
|Uttar Pradesh||Moradabad Airport||Moradabad|
|Uttar Pradesh||Meerut Airport||Meerut|
|West Bengal||Balurghat Airport||Balurghat|
|West Bengal||Cooch Behar Airport||Cooch Behar|
List of International Airports in India
Given below is a list of the international airports in India:
|State or Territory||Name of the Airport||City Served|
|Bihar||Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport||Patna|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Veer Savarkar International Airport||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rajiv Gandhi International Airport||Hyderabad|
|Assam||Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport||Guwahati|
|Delhi||Indira Gandhi International Airport||New Delhi|
|Goa||Dabolim Airport||Whole state|
|Gujarat||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport||Ahmedabad|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru International Airport||Bengaluru|
|Kerala||Cochin International Airport||Cochin|
|Kerala||Trivandrum International Airport||Trivandrum|
|Kerala||Calicut International Airport||Calicut|
|Madhya Pradesh||Raja Bhoj Airport||Bhopal|
|Madhya Pradesh||Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport||Indore|
|Maharashtra||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport||Mumbai|
|Maharashtra||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport||Nagpur|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur International Airport||Jaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai International Airport||Chennai|
|Tamil Nadu||Tiruchirapalli International Airport||Tiruchirapalli|
|Uttar Pradesh||Taj International Airport||Greater Noida|
|Uttar Pradesh||Amausi Airport||Lucknow|
|Uttar Pradesh||Varanasi Airport||Varanasi|
|West Bengal||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport||Kolkata|
Types of Airports in India
The various airports in India can be broadly categorised into the following:
- Closed/Previous - These airports are no longer in operations for Commercial Flights.
- Civil Enclaves - It refers to a particular area that is allotted at an airport that belongs to the armed forces and is used for civil aircraft and civil aviation-related services.
- Future - These are the airports that are either proposed or under construction.
- Domestic - These airports offer exclusively domestic flights. Domestic flights means flights within the same country. These airports do not offer immigration and custom facilities.
- Airbase - It is a base for military aircrafts.
- International - These are the airports that provide immigration and customs services. They are generally used for international and intercontinental travel.
- Flying school - They are the airports that are built to offer training to the commercial as well as fighter pilots.
You can also find a list of domestic and international airports in different states and union territories of the country.
Last Updated on : July 15, 2015