15 Busiest Airports of India by Passenger and Cargo Traffic

There are 131 operational airports in India scheduled for commercial flights and 34 international airports. Here is the list of top 15 India’s busiest airports in terms of aircraft movements, passenger traffic and cargo handled, The lists are presented as per wikipedia presented for the fiscal year 2017-18.

Indira Gandhi International Airport – Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India in terms of both passenger traffic and cargo traffic. The airport is also the world’s busiest airport for Airbus A320 aircraft and one of the busiest airport in Asia by passenger traffic.

Delhi Airport has three runways and only airports in India equipped with the CAT III-B ILS and one of the few airports in India that uses an advanced system A-CDM to keep takeoffs and landings timely.

Which is the Largest/Biggest Airport in India?

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is the biggest airport of India in terms of passenger traffic, cargo traffic and home to one of the biggest terminals in the world as well as many international airlines.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai


Sahar International Airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan area is the second busiest airport in India and 14th busiest airport in Asia. The airport handles 900 aircraft movements per day and awarded as World’s Best Airport for service and also best airport in India and central Asia.

Kempegowda International Airport – Bengaluru

Kempegowda International Airport serving Bangalore city and also first fully solar powered airport of Karnataka. The Kempegowda airport handles both domestic and international operations on a single runway and a hub for AirAsia India and Alliance Air.

Chennai International Airport – Chennai

Chennai International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in India and the 52nd busiest airport in Asia. The airport serves as a cargo hub for Blue Dart Aviation and has two runways used for international flights to Dubai, Singapore, Colombo and Abu Dhabi.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport – Kolkata

The Dum Dum Airport of Kolkata renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and is the largest hub for air traffic in the eastern India. The airport is one of two international airports West Bengal, other being Bagdogra and a major centre for flights to Bhutan, China and Southeast Asia.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – Hyderabad

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad has one passenger terminal, cargo terminal and two runways. The airport is also cargo hub for Blue Dart Aviation, Lufthansa Cargo, Quikjet Cargo as well as focus city for Air India.

Cochin International Airport – Kochi

Cochin International Airport serving the city of Kochi is the most busiest and largest airport in Kerala, Also is the first airport in India developed under a public private partnership. The airport also base for Air India Express which is subsidiary of Indian flag carrier airline Air India, operates in Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport – Ahmedabad

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport serving the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and eighth-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India also awarded as most improved airport in Asia Pacific.

Pune International Airport – Pune

Pune Airport serves both domestic and international flights, certified as an international airport for the clearance of passengers and baggage. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airport is a proposed New Pune International Airport, located near Saswad in Purandar.

Dabolim International Airport – Goa

Dabolim International Airport of Goa handles both international and domestic flights. The airport handles 5,500 short tons of cargo frin Blue Dart Aviation and FedEx Express.

Jaipur International Airport – Jaipur

Jaipur International Airport is the 11th busiest airport in India and one of the best airport in the world in terms of 2 to 5 million passengers.

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport – Lucknow

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport serving the capital of Lucknow has two operational terminals and was awarded as best airport in July 2013 along with Jodhpur Airport.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport – Guwahati

The Guwahati International Airport named after Late Gopinath Bordoloi and the primary international airport for the North Eastern States of India, followed by newly opened greenfield Pakyong Airport near Gangtok in Sikkim.

Trivandrum International Airport – Trivandrum

Trivandrum International Airport serves the city of Thiruvananthapuram and second busiest airport in Kerala after Kochi. The airport handles domestic flights, International operations and cargo from Saudia Cargo and SriLankan Cargo.

Biju Patnaik International Airport – Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik International Airport serving the Bhubaneswar capital city of Odisha, ranked the 15th busiest airport in India by the Airports Authority of India in 2018.

The airport handles domestic flights as well as operations of international airlines such as AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and home to Air Odisha regional Indian airline that operates daily flights to all major destinations of India.

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