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February 21, 2019 • 10:54 am

List of Airports in India – International, National or Domestic Runway



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 3 rd 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 14 th 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 5 th 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.



State Name

City Name

 Airport Name

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
Bihar Jogbani Jogbani Runway
Bihar Gaya Gaya Airfield
Chhattisgarh Jagdalpur Jagdalpur Runway
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur Bilaspur Airstrip
Chhattisgarh Raipur Swami Vivekananda Runway
Chhattisgarh Raigarh Raigarh Runway
Daman & Diu Diu Diu Airstrip
Delhi New Delhi Safdarjung Runway
Dhubri Assam Rupsi Runway
Dibrugarh Assam Dibrugarh Airfield
Gujarat Vadodara Vadodara Airstrip
Gujarat Surat Surat Airstrip
Gujarat Kandla Kandla Runway
Gujarat Jamnagar Jamnagar airstrip
Gujarat Keshod Keshod Runway
Gujarat Bhuj Bhuj Runway
Gujarat Porbandar Porbandar Airport
Gujarat Palanpur Palanpur Runway
Gujarat Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Airstrip
Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Runway
Haryana Karnal Karnal Runway
Haryana Hisar Hisar Airfield
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 Dhanbad Dhanbad Airfield
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Sonari Runway
Jharkhand Ranchi Birsa Munda Airstrip
Jorhat Assam Jorhat Airfield
Karnataka Bellary Bellary Runway
Karnataka Bengaluru Jakkur Airfield
Karnataka Belgaum Belgaum Airstrip
Karnataka Mysore Mysore Airfield
Karnataka Hubli Hubli Runway
Kerala Kollam Kollam Airstrip
Lakshadweep Agatti Agatti Aerodrome
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 Ratnagiri Ratnagiri Airstrip
Maharashtra Dhule Dhule Runway
Maharashtra Karad Karad Airfield
Maharashtra Yavatmal Yavatmal Airstrip
Maharashtra Osmanabad Osmanabad
Maharashtra Latur Latur Airfield
Maharashtra Nanded Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Runway
Maharashtra Mumbai Juhu Aerodrome
Maharashtra Kolhapur Kolhapur Airfield
Maharashtra Aurangabad Aurangabad Airstrip
Maharashtra Solapur Solapur Runway
Maharashtra Jalgaon Jalgaon Runway
Maharashtra Chandrapur Chandrapura Airstrip
Maharashtra Akola Akola Runway
Maharashtra Pune Pune Airfield
Meghalaya Tura Baljek Airport
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong Runway
Mizoram Aizawl Lengpui Airstrip
Nagaland Dimapur Dimapur Runway
North Lakhimpur Assam Lilabari Arifield
Odisha Nupada Nawapara Airport
Odisha Balangir Nuagaon Airstrip
Odisha Jharsuguda Jharsuguda Runway
Odisha Brahmapur Brahmapur Airport
Odisha Bhawanipatna Utkela Airstrip
Odisha Jeypore Jeypore Airfield
Odisha Sambalpur Hirakud Airstrip
Puducherry Pondicherry Pondicherry Runway
Punjab Bathinda Bhatinda Airfield
Panjab Pathankot Pathankot Airport
Punjab Ludhiana Sahnewal Airstrip
Punjab Patiala Patiala Airstrip
Rajasthan Bikaner Nal Airfield
Rajasthan Kota Kota Runway
Rajasthan Jodhpur Jodhpur Runway
Rajasthan Udaipur Maharana Pratap Airfield
Rajasthan Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Airport
Silchar Assam Silchar Airstrip
Tamil Nadu Tuticorin Tuticorin Runway
Tamil Nadu Salem Salem Runway
Telangana Hyderabad Nadirgul Airport
Telangana Hyderabad Begumpet Airstrip
Telangana Ramgundam Ramgundam Airstrip
Telangana Warangal Warangal Runway
Tezpur Assam Tezpur Airfield
Tripura Khowai Khowai Airfield
Tripura Kailashahar Kailashahar Airport
Tripura Agartala Agartala Airstrip
Tripura Kamalpur Kamalpur Airport
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.



Ankleshwar Airport  Aranmula International Airstrip  Bhogapuram Airport  Bijapur Runway  Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airstrip  Dholera International Airport  Itanagar Airfield  Kannur International Airstrip  Karwar Airport  Kishangarh Runway  Kurnool Airport  Mathura International Airport  Mopa Airstrip  Navi Mumbai International Airport  Nellore Runway  New Bellary Airport  Nizamabad Airfield  Sabarigiri International Airport  Shirdi Airstrip  Sindhudurg Airport  Taj International Runway



Above we have discussed about the all airports in India from which questions can be asked in exams like Railway, IBPS, SSC etc.


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.

Stay Tuned!







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