Major Airports in India

Airports in India

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Major airports in India offer both domestic and overseas flights. The airport transportation network of the country effectively fulfills the needs of a large number of tourists and visitors who are arriving in the country from distant locations. The travel and tourism sector of the country is thriving at a rapid pace. This is making a significant contribution to the economic development of the country in a special way. The country is home to over 20 international airports and various national airports. Over 335 civilian airports in the country are there and they can be categorized into airports with concreted runways (250) and airports with caliche-topped runways (96).

The major airports in India include the following: Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai, Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi, Calicut International Airport of Calicut, Begumpet Airport of Hyderabad, Cochin International Airport Limited of Cochin, Chennai International Airport of Chennai, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport of Kolkata, HAL Airport of Bangalore, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of Ahmedabad, Raja Sansi International Airport of Amritsar and Trivandrum International Airport of Thiruvananthapuram.

List of Major Airports in India



Given below are the names of the major airports in India along with the names of the cities served by them and the category in which they fall, following are the categories:

  • International - Handles international flights
  • Customs - Airports which have customs checking and clearance facilities for handling international flights but are not promoted to International Airport status.
  • Domestic - Handles domestic flights
  • Future - Proposed airport project or under construction


Territory or StateName of AirportCity ServedCategory
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsVeer Savarkar International AirportPort BlairCustoms
Andhra PradeshRajiv Gandhi International AirportHyderabadInternational
 Visakhapatnam AirportVisakhapatnamCustoms
AssamLokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International AirportGuwahatiCustoms
BiharJaiprakash Narayan International Airport Patna Customs
 Gaya AirportGayaCustoms
ChhattisgarhSwami Vivekananda AirportRaipurDomestic
Daman and DiuDiu AirportDiuDomestic
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi International
GoaDabolim AirportEntire stateInternational
Gujarat Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad International
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar AirportSrinagarCustoms
 Jammu AirportJammuDomestic
JharkhandBirsa Munda AirportRanchi Domestic
KarnatakaMangalore AirportMangaloreCustoms
 Bengaluru International Airport (Kempegowda International Airport)Bengaluru International
KeralaTrivandrum International Airport Trivandrum International
 Cochin International AirportCochinInternational
 Calicut International AirportCalicutInternational
LakshadweepAgatti AerodromeAgatti Domestic
Madhya PradeshRaja Bhoj Airport Bhopal Customs
 Devi Ahilyabai Holkar AirportIndoreDomestic
MaharashtraChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai International
 Pune Airport PuneCustoms
 New Pune International AirportPuneFuture
 Shirdi AirportShirdiFuture
 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International AirportNagpurCustoms
ManipurTulihal AirportImphalDomestic
MeghalayaShillong AirportShillongDomestic
MizoramLengpui AirportAizawlDomestic
NagalandDimapur AirportDimapurDomestic
OdishaPatnaik AirportBhubaneswarDomestic
PondicherryPondicherry AirportPondicherryDomestic
PunjabSri Guru Ram Dass Jee International AirportAmritsarInternational
RajasthanJaipur International AirportJaipurCustoms
SikkimPakyong AirportGangtokFuture
Tamil NaduChennai International Airport Chennai International
 Tiruchirapalli International AirportTiruchirapalliCustoms
TripuraAgartala AirportAgartalaDomestic
UttrakhandJolly Grant AirportDehradunDomestic
Uttar PradeshTaj International Airport Greater Noida Future
 Varanasi AirportVaranasiCustoms
 Amausi Airport Lucknow Customs
 Agra Air Force StationAgraDomestic
West BengalNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose International AirportKolkataInternational
 Bagdogra AirportSiliguriCustoms


Major international airports in India:



Indira Gandhi International Airport

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main international airport situated in the NCR (National Capital Region). It is a public airport and is located in the south-west part of the city. The busiest airport of the country, it houses six terminals for serving the passengers. The airport has a capacity of managing over 46 million passengers. About 80 airlines operate from this airport. The airport functions as a hub for the following airlines: Air India Regional, Air India, GoAir, Blue Dart Aviation, Jagson Airlines, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet, and Kingfisher Airlines.

Airlines serving Indira Gandhi International Airport

Given below are the names of the airlines that serve Indira Gandhi International Airport: Aerosvit Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Arabia, Air France, Air China, Air India Express, Air India, Air Mauritius, Air India Regional, American Airlines, AirAsia X, Asiana Airlines, Ariana Afghan Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Druk Air, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, East Air, Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, GMG Airlines, Finnair, Gulf Air, GoAir, Jagson Airlines, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Japan Airlines, Kam Air, JetLite, KLM, Kingfisher Airlines, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait Airways, Mahan Air, Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Philippine Airlines, Safi Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, SpiceJet, Thai AirAsia, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways International, United Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Uzbekistan Airways.

Chennai International Airport

Also named as Anna International Airport, the Chennai International Airport is the principal international airport in South India. The airport lies at Tirusalem near Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. There are three terminals in the airport - the Anna Terminal, the Kamaraj Terminal, and the Meenambakkam Terminal (for cargo). The airport serves as the hub for the following airlines: Air India Cargo, Air India, Jet Airways, Blue Dart Aviation, and Spicejet.

Airlines that serve Chennai International Airport

Given below is a list of the airlines serving the Chennai International Airport: Air Arabia, Air Asia, Air India, Air India Express, Air India Regional, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SpiceJet, Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International, and Tiger Airways.

Mumbai International Airport

The Mumbai International Airport has been renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It was previously known as the Sahar International Airport. The air transportation hub functions as the main international airport in the city of Mumbai. By tourist movement, the airport holds the rank of the second busiest airport in Southern Asia. There are four terminals at the airport. One terminal is at Sahar which handles overseas flights and one at Santa Cruz which handles domestic flights. In addition, there is a general aviation terminal and cargo terminal. Mumbai International Airport serves as the hub for the following airlines: Blue Dart Aviation, Air India, GoAir, Deccan360, Jet Airways, IndiGo, Kingfisher Airlines, JetLite, and SpiceJet. In terms of infrastructure, the airport is rated as the best airport in India.

Airlines that serve Mumbai International Airport

Given below are the names of the Airlines that serve Mumbai International Airport: Air China, Air Arabia, Air India, Air France, Air Mauritius, Air India Express, Austrian Airlines, All Nippon Airways, run by Air Nippon, Bangkok Airways, Bahrain Air, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Druk Air, Delta Air Lines, El Al, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, GoAir, Etihad Airways, IndiGo, Gulf Air, Jagson Airlines, Iran Air, JetLite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Lufthansa, Pakistan International Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Jordanian, South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, SpiceJet, Thai Airways International, Swiss International Air Lines, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Yemenia.

Kolkata International Airport

The Kolkata International Airport has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The airport is situated in Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves the metropolitan region of Greater Kolkata. Formerly it was known as Dum Dum Airport. The airport serves as the hub for the following airlines: Air India Regional, Air India, Deccan Aviation, Blue Dart Aviation, IndiGo, DTDS, JetLite, Jet Airways, Northeast Shuttles, Kingfisher Airlines, and SpiceJet.

Airlines serving Kolkata International Airport

Given below are the names of the airlines that serve the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport: Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Air India Regional, China Eastern Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, GMG Airlines, Druk Air, Emirates, IndiGo, GoAir, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, JetLite, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Air Asia, SpiceJet, Thai Smile, Thai Airways International, and United Airways.

Last Updated on 5/17/2013


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