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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 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.



State Name

City Name

 Airport Name

MaharashtraNagpurDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
MaharashtraMumbaiChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
BengaluruBengaluruBengaluru International Airport
ManipurImphalTulihal International Runway
OdishaBhubaneshwarBiju Patnaik International Airport
PunjabAmritsarSri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport
RajasthanJaipurJaipur International Airport
Tamil NaduChennaiChennai International Airstrip
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreCoimbatore International Airport
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliTiruchirappalli International Airfield
TelanganaHyderabadRajiv Gandhi International Airstrip
Uttar PradeshVaranasiLal Bahadur Shastri International Runway
Uttar PradeshLucknowChaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
West BangalKolkataNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airfield
KeralaThiruvananthapuramTrivandrum International Airport
KeralaKozhikodeCalicut International Runway
KeralaKochiCochin International Airport
KarnatakaMangaloreMangalore International Airport
KarnatakaBengaluruKempegowda International Airport
GujaratAhmedabadSardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airpfield
GoaGoa/TDGoa International Airport/Dabolim Airport
DelhiNew DelhiIndira Gandhi International Airport
BiharPatnaJai Prakash Narayan International Airport
AssamGuwahatiLokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Andhra PradeshPort BlairVeer Savarkar International Airstrip
Andhra PradeshVishakhapatnamVishakhapatnam 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 NameCity NameAirport Name
Andhra PradeshKadapaKadapa Airport
Andhra PradeshRajahmundryRajahmundry Runway
Andhra PradeshDonakondaDonakonda Airstrip
Andhra PradeshTirupatiTirupati Runway
Andhra PradeshGannavaramVijayawada Airport
Andhra PradeshPuttaparthiSri Satya Sai Runway
Arunachal PradeshAlongAlong Airstrip
Arunachal PradeshPasighatPasighat Airstrip
Arunachal PradeshDaporijoDaporijo Runway
Arunachal PradeshZiroZiro orZero Runway
Arunachala PradeshTezuTezu Airfield
BiharJogbaniJogbani Runway
BiharGayaGaya Airfield
ChhattisgarhJagdalpurJagdalpur Runway
ChhattisgarhBilaspurBilaspur Airstrip
ChhattisgarhRaipurSwami Vivekananda Runway
ChhattisgarhRaigarhRaigarh Runway
Daman & DiuDiuDiu Airstrip
DelhiNew DelhiSafdarjung Runway
DhubriAssamRupsi Runway
DibrugarhAssamDibrugarh Airfield
GujaratVadodaraVadodara Airstrip
GujaratSuratSurat Airstrip
GujaratKandlaKandla Runway
GujaratJamnagarJamnagar airstrip
GujaratKeshodKeshod Runway
GujaratBhujBhuj Runway
GujaratPorbandarPorbandar Airport
GujaratPalanpurPalanpur Runway
GujaratBhavnagarBhavnagar Airstrip
GujaratRajkotRajkot Runway
HaryanaKarnalKarnal Runway
HaryanaHisarHisar Airfield
Himachal PradeshKangraKangra Airstrip
Himachal PradeshKullu - ManaliKullu - Manali Airfield
Himachal PradeshShimlaShimla Runway
Jammu & KashmirLehKushok Bakula Rimpochee Runway
Jammu & KashmirJammuJammu Airport
Jammu & KashmirGovardhan BalaRajouri Airstrip
JharkhandDhanbadDhanbad Airfield
JharkhandJamshedpurSonari Runway
JharkhandRanchiBirsa Munda Airstrip
JorhatAssamJorhat Airfield
KarnatakaBellaryBellary Runway
KarnatakaBengaluruJakkur Airfield
KarnatakaBelgaumBelgaum Airstrip
KarnatakaMysoreMysore Airfield
KarnatakaHubliHubli Runway
KeralaKollamKollam Airstrip
LakshadweepAgattiAgatti Aerodrome
Madhya PradeshKhajurahoKhajuraho Airfield
Madhya PradeshJabalpurJabalpur Airstrip
Madhya PradeshKhandwaKhandwa Airfield
Madhya PradeshChhindwaraChhindwara Airport
Madhya PradeshGwaliorGwalior Airstrip
Madhya PradeshIndoreDevi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
Madhya PradeshBhopalRaja Bhoj Runway
Madhya PradeshGunaGuna Airfield
Madhya PradeshSatnaSatna Airfield
MaharashtraRatnagiriRatnagiri Airstrip
MaharashtraDhuleDhule Runway
MaharashtraKaradKarad Airfield
MaharashtraYavatmalYavatmal Airstrip
MaharashtraLaturLatur Airfield
MaharashtraNandedShri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Runway
MaharashtraMumbaiJuhu Aerodrome
MaharashtraKolhapurKolhapur Airfield
MaharashtraAurangabadAurangabad Airstrip
MaharashtraSolapurSolapur Runway
MaharashtraJalgaonJalgaon Runway
MaharashtraChandrapurChandrapura Airstrip
MaharashtraAkolaAkola Runway
MaharashtraPunePune Airfield
MeghalayaTuraBaljek Airport
MeghalayaShillongShillong Runway
MizoramAizawlLengpui Airstrip
NagalandDimapurDimapur Runway
North LakhimpurAssamLilabari Arifield
OdishaNupadaNawapara Airport
OdishaBalangirNuagaon Airstrip
OdishaJharsugudaJharsuguda Runway
OdishaBrahmapurBrahmapur Airport
OdishaBhawanipatnaUtkela Airstrip
OdishaJeyporeJeypore Airfield
OdishaSambalpurHirakud Airstrip
PuducherryPondicherryPondicherry Runway
PunjabBathindaBhatinda Airfield
PanjabPathankotPathankot Airport
PunjabLudhianaSahnewal Airstrip
PunjabPatialaPatiala Airstrip
RajasthanBikanerNal Airfield
RajasthanKotaKota Runway
RajasthanJodhpurJodhpur Runway
RajasthanUdaipurMaharana Pratap Airfield
RajasthanJaisalmerJaisalmer Airport
SilcharAssamSilchar Airstrip
Tamil NaduTuticorinTuticorin Runway
Tamil NaduSalemSalem Runway
TelanganaHyderabadNadirgul Airport
TelanganaHyderabadBegumpet Airstrip
TelanganaRamgundamRamgundam Airstrip
TelanganaWarangalWarangal Runway
TezpurAssamTezpur Airfield
TripuraKhowaiKhowai Airfield
TripuraKailashaharKailashahar Airport
TripuraAgartalaAgartala Airstrip
TripuraKamalpurKamalpur Airport
Uttar PradeshKanpurKanpur Civil Airstrip
Uttar PradeshKanpurKanpur Airfield
Uttar PradeshAgraAgra Air Force Station
Uttar PradeshGorakhpurGorakhpur Runway
Uttar PradeshAllahabadAllahabad Airfield
Uttar PradeshDehradunJolly Grant Airport
Uttar PradeshChinyalisaurChinyalisaur Airstrip
Uttar PradeshPantnagarPantnagar Airstrip
Uttar PradeshBareillyBareilly Airstrip
West BengalBalurghatBalurghat Runway
West BengalBehalaBehala Airfield
West BengalCooch BeharCooch Behar Airstrip
West BengalPangarhPanagarh Airstrip
West BengalMaldaMalda Airfield
West BengalSiliguriBagdogra 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!