In the case of resources, India is one of the fastest growing country in all over the world.
India is moving forward in every transport, whether they are running on the ground or flying in the sky.
In recent years, India has grown at a phenomenal rate in air travel. As per the Indian government announcement, India had become the third largest domestic civil aviation market in all over the world with passenger traffic of over 100 million during 2017.
As a well-informed individual, you are expected to know about various airports present in India.
All the airports in India are managed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. A rapid growth can be seen in Civil Aviation in India.
In this article, we will discuss about the complete list of airports (Domestic and International) in India.
Airports in India – Get the History in Nutshell!
To help you refine your General Awareness, we have summed up all the major facts of Indian Airports and their history in the points given below –
In 1911, the first domestic commercial aviation was born in India. Back then, the first flight took off from Allahabad for Naini over a distance of 6 miles.
Juhu Aerodrome was the first airport in India.
Thereafter, The Government of India established the International Airports Authority of India (IAAI) in 1972 for managing the International Airports in India.
After Introducing IAAI, India represented the National Airports Authority (NAA) in 1986 for domestic airports.
In 1995, an AAI Act was introduced by the organizations and was constituted as a Statutory Body named as Airports Authority of India (AAI).
The work of AAI was to create, maintaining, upgrading, managing civil aviation infrastructure.
Below, we are going to share all the vital information about how many airports in India are present (national and international).
Let’s have a look!
List of International Airports in India 2018
The International Airports in India are designed for an effective economic development and seamless international tourism for Indian Citizens.
More than 20 International Airports are currently functioning in India and because of their high popularity & outstanding services, India has been listed in the top 5 airports in millions passenger handling capacity category.
Let’s have a look at the International airports names in India –
1. Indira Gandhi International Airport – New Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI).
This is one of the busiest & largest airports in India.
It has a capacity of over 60 million passengers annually.
2. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – Hyderabad
It is named after Rajiv Gandhi, The former Prime Minister of India.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHAIL) operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
This is known as one of the Best Airport in India.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is awesome with world-class facilities, good crowed control, plenty of check-in counters to prevent delays for the travelers.
The airstrip handles approximately 12 million passengers in a year.
3. Bengaluru International Airport – Bengaluru
This is the 3rd busiest airstrip in India by passenger traffic.
This is operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).
Kempegowda Bangalore International Airport serves the city Bangalore.
It handles approx 24 million passenger traffic in a year.
It was built in 2005. There are different domestic and international airlines operated from this one.
4. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is formerly known as Sahar International Airport.
It’s the 14th busiest airport in Asia.
The annual traffic is crossed 44 million passengers in 2016.
This airstrip is operated by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL).
5. Chennai International Airport – Chennai
Chennai International Airport serves the Chennai city.
This is known as 5th busiest airport of India.
This airstrip handles over 19.3 million passengers every year.
The Chennai International Airport handles 400 aircraft every day.
International Airports in India with some domestic airports which are named as International airports as sometimes they also handle the International traffic. Check ‘How many International Airports in India’ from below.
|Maharashtra||Nagpur||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport|
|Bengaluru||Bengaluru||Bengaluru International Airport|
|Manipur||Imphal||Tulihal International Runway|
|Odisha||Bhubaneshwar||Biju Patnaik International Airport|
|Punjab||Amritsar||Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Jaipur International Airport|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Chennai International Airstrip|
|Tamil Nadu||Coimbatore||Coimbatore International Airport|
|Tamil Nadu||Tiruchirappalli||Tiruchirappalli International Airfield|
|Telangana||Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Airstrip|
|Uttar Pradesh||Varanasi||Lal Bahadur Shastri International Runway|
|Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport|
|West Bangal||Kolkata||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airfield|
|Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Trivandrum International Airport|
|Kerala||Kozhikode||Calicut International Runway|
|Kerala||Kochi||Cochin International Airport|
|Karnataka||Mangalore||Mangalore International Airport|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru||Kempegowda International Airport|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airpfield|
|Goa||Goa/TD||Goa International Airport/Dabolim Airport|
|Delhi||New Delhi||Indira Gandhi International Airport|
|Bihar||Patna||Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport|
|Assam||Guwahati||Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport|
|Andhra Pradesh||Port Blair||Veer Savarkar International Airstrip|
|Andhra Pradesh||Vishakhapatnam||Vishakhapatnam Airport|
We have included as much information as possible for the International Airports in the table given above.
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Now let’s move on towards the list of Domestic Airports in India.
List of National Airports in India
Domestic Airports acts as a major terminal to link all the cities in India.
These are the airstrips which only handles the domestic flights of the Indian nation. Usually, these have shorter runways, and many have a single runway too.
Domestic Airports in India offers a wide range of facilities for the benefit and comfort of all the travellers.
You can check here the complete list of Domestic and Commercial National Airports
|State Name||City Name||Airport Name|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kadapa||Kadapa Airport|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rajahmundry||Rajahmundry Runway|
|Andhra Pradesh||Donakonda||Donakonda Airstrip|
|Andhra Pradesh||Tirupati||Tirupati Runway|
|Andhra Pradesh||Gannavaram||Vijayawada Airport|
|Andhra Pradesh||Puttaparthi||Sri Satya Sai Runway|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Along||Along Airstrip|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Pasighat||Pasighat Airstrip|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Daporijo||Daporijo Runway|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Ziro||Ziro orZero Runway|
|Arunachala Pradesh||Tezu||Tezu Airfield|
|Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Swami Vivekananda Runway|
|Daman & Diu||Diu||Diu Airstrip|
|Delhi||New Delhi||Safdarjung Runway|
|Himachal Pradesh||Kangra||Kangra Airstrip|
|Himachal Pradesh||Kullu – Manali||Kullu – Manali Airfield|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Shimla Runway|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Leh||Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Runway|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||Jammu Airport|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Govardhan Bala||Rajouri Airstrip|
|Jharkhand||Ranchi||Birsa Munda Airstrip|
|Madhya Pradesh||Khajuraho||Khajuraho Airfield|
|Madhya Pradesh||Jabalpur||Jabalpur Airstrip|
|Madhya Pradesh||Khandwa||Khandwa Airfield|
|Madhya Pradesh||Chhindwara||Chhindwara Airport|
|Madhya Pradesh||Gwalior||Gwalior Airstrip|
|Madhya Pradesh||Indore||Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Raja Bhoj Runway|
|Madhya Pradesh||Guna||Guna Airfield|
|Madhya Pradesh||Satna||Satna Airfield|
|Maharashtra||Nanded||Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Runway|
|North Lakhimpur||Assam||Lilabari Arifield|
|Rajasthan||Udaipur||Maharana Pratap Airfield|
|Tamil Nadu||Tuticorin||Tuticorin Runway|
|Tamil Nadu||Salem||Salem Runway|
|Uttar Pradesh||Kanpur||Kanpur Civil Airstrip|
|Uttar Pradesh||Kanpur||Kanpur Airfield|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra||Agra Air Force Station|
|Uttar Pradesh||Gorakhpur||Gorakhpur Runway|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad||Allahabad Airfield|
|Uttar Pradesh||Dehradun||Jolly Grant Airport|
|Uttar Pradesh||Chinyalisaur||Chinyalisaur Airstrip|
|Uttar Pradesh||Pantnagar||Pantnagar Airstrip|
|Uttar Pradesh||Bareilly||Bareilly Airstrip|
|West Bengal||Balurghat||Balurghat Runway|
|West Bengal||Behala||Behala Airfield|
|West Bengal||Cooch Behar||Cooch Behar Airstrip|
|West Bengal||Pangarh||Panagarh Airstrip|
|West Bengal||Malda||Malda Airfield|
|West Bengal||Siliguri||Bagdogra Airport|
Proposed Airports in India
The AAI India is all set to strengthen country’s civil aviation structure.
This is due to the growing passenger traffic and the low performance of handling time of airlines in past few years.
The authority has made a list for introducing some new major airports in India. You must check the list as given below.
Aranmula International Airstrip
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airstrip
Dholera International Airport
Kannur International Airstrip
Mathura International Airport
Navi Mumbai International Airport
New Bellary Airport
Sabarigiri International Airport
Taj International Runway
Through this article, we have tried our best to serve you complete information for all the domestic and international airports in India. If the AAI makes any changes, we will definitely update them in the article as soon as possible.