Airports Authority of India is responsible for maintaining and managing the civil aviation locations in India. Here is a list of the top 15 busiest airports in India by passenger and cargo-traffic, that handle international flights as well as domestic.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the largest airport of India spread over an area of 5,106 acres and also the the busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic and cargo traffic.
Currently Indira Gandhi International Airport is the largest airport in India with 3 runways and also in terms of passenger traffic, followed by Mumbai Airport.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is the second busiest airport in the country and has three operating terminals spread over 750 hectares.
Navi Mumbai International Airport will be the second International Airport for the Mumbai and will be the India’s first urban multi-airport system – expected to be operational in 2023.
Kempegowda International Airport over 4,000 acres of land is the busiest airport of Karnataka by passenger traffic and first fully solar powered airport of the state, Also a hub for AirAsia India, Alliance Air and and IndiGo.
Chennai International Airport is one of the five major airports in India in terms of overall passenger traffic and international traffic with cargo capacity. The airport is also first to have a satellite terminal in India as T6 for passenger traffic.
Chennai is looking for now a second city airport in Madurantakam or Gummidipoondi. The greenfield airport will come up on 3,500 acres with two runways.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport located in Dum Dum is the largest hub for air traffic to Northeast India. The airport has two parallel runways with Airlines operation includes AirAsia, Etihad Airways, Bhutan Airlines, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located in Shamshabad that serves Hyderabad city and also serves as a hub for Cargo Blue Dart Aviation, Quikjet Cargo and Air India, GoAir.
Cochin International Airport (COK) serving the city of Kochi is situated in Nedumbassery and is the largest airport of Kerala, also the first fully solar powered airport in India.
Cochin Airport is the seventh busiest airport in India by passenger traffic and fourth largest airport in India in terms of total built up area with 3 Terminals.
Dabolim international airport is located about 30 km from Panjim city and operates as a civil enclave in military airfield of Indian Navy. Goa Airport handled over 7.6 million passengers which is a very large concentration of civilian traffic, hence a second airport at Mopa is proposed.
Mopa greenfield airport is under-construction in Goa and expected to be completed in 2020, Dabolim airport is owned by the Indian Navy.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport serving the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar,located in Hansol. The airport has a single runway with 3,505 metres and consists of four terminals for international passengers traffic and a cargo terminal as well.
Dholera Airport will be the new greenfield airport in Gujarat spread over on 1,426 hectares, about 80 kilometers from Ahmedabad city and expected to be operational by 2022.
Jaipur International Airport is one of best airport in India in terms of 2 million passengers category and 11th busiest airport in the country, granted international airport status in 2005.
Pune Airport serves both domestic and international flights, International flights to Dubai and Singapore were available from Pune. The airport has a 2535m long runway and operated by the AAI and traffic control is operated by the IAF.
New Pune Airport will be the greenfield airport for Pune near Saswad, will be spread over 2,400 hectares and named as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Airport.
The Guwahati Airport is located at Borjhar in Assam, also serves as Indian Air Force base and managed by Airports Authority of India and one of the is top 10 most busiest airports in India.
Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha and one of the top 15th busiest airport in India by passenger traffic, Also a major civil aviation hubs in Eastern India. The city of Bhubaneswar is also known as temple city of India and with Puri and Konark, It’s India’s most visited tourist destinations with Kalinga architecture and Buddhist heritage sites.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport serving Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh consists of two terminals, domestic and international. The airport has a single runway and the airport is well connected to the city by Lucknow Metro.
Trivandrum International Airport is the first airport in Kerala, serves the city of Thiruvananthapuram and fourteenth busiest in India. The Airport spread over 700 acres of land and located closest to the sea among all other International airports in the country.
Calicut International Airport is another busiest airport in Kerala serving the two cities of Kozhikode and Malappuram , located in Karipur and a base for Air India Express, Indian low-cost airline.
Greenfield airports are designed with environmental qualities on greenfield land, India’s number of airports is expected to go double in coming year and most of them are greenfield airports. Some of these airports are operational, under-construction, under development or proposed.
Cochin International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
New Pune Airport, Maharashtra
Navi Mumbai International Airport, Maharashtra
Kannur International Airport, Kerala,
Itanagar Airport, Arunachal Pradesh
Mopa Airport, Goa
Dholera Airport, Gujarat
Pakyong Airport, Sikkim
Bhogapuram Airport, Visakhapatnam
Shirdi Airport, Maharashtra
Rajkot Greenfield Airport, Gujarat
Pakyong Airport near Gangtok is the first greenfield airport of North East India, also one of the five highest airports in India at 4590 ft. The only airport of Sikkim state offers breathtaking piece of engineering.
There are total 34 International Airports in India in 2018-2019 defined by Airports Authority of India with scheduled commercial flights and the list does not include military bases and flying schools.
Jewar Airport in Noida of Uttar Pradesh will be the India’s largest airport with 6 runways, also it will be among the world’s largest airports.
Indira Gandhi International Airport with 4,430 mt has the longest runway in India, followed by Hyderabad Airport.
Delhi Airport Terminal 3 is the largest terminal in India and also one of the biggest terminals in the world.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India in terms of both passenger traffic and cargo traffic.
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International is the India’s largest international airports in terms of total area across 5945 acres of land, followed by Delhi Airport and Mumbai Airport.