With population over and about 125 crores,Not only our roads are full,Even the skies have joined the race.Airport authority of India operating about 125 airports and civil enclaves out of a total of 449 airports and airstrips located throughout India, releases the list of top 10 busiest airports of India 2018 which handled a total of 240 million passengers.
10. Pune International Airport
Located in Rajgurunagar , 40 kilometers north of Pune ,Maharashtra is owned by Maharashtra Airport Development Company. Pune is a major hub for foreign students from more than 70 countries globally,students from other towns and cities in India who come to Pune for its premium education in research and technology. automobile ,manufacturing , Information technology industries r agricultural and floricultural trade are also famous in this region. Therefore airways has been an important tool in connecting Pune globally. The Airport has a 2535 metre long runway Jet Airways , Air Costa ,Air Carnival and Spice jet,Vistara, PrivatJet are some of the flights bustling in and around the airport.
9. Goa International Airport
Commonly known as Dabolim Airport, Goa International Airport was built in 1955 of in Dabolim city of Goa, India. Goa is a very famous tourist destination and attracts 300 to 350 thousand international tourists from across the globe accounting to 1200 international flights per year contributing up to 93% of the country’s international charter tourist flights. The air port stretches over 1,700 acres . The newly renovated building has 75 check-in counters, 22 immigration counters for departures, 18 immigration counters for arrivals, 14 security check booths and 8 customs counters.
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
The airport is located in Hansol , 9 km north of central Ahmedabad and is a crucialair port for Ahmedabad and Gandhi nagar. The airport is named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.it handled 6.48 million passengers making it the eighth busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India in 2015-16.The air port first set up in 1937 had evolved vastly and now consists of consists of four terminals: domestic, international, an additional terminal for secondary traffic and a cargo terminal as well.
7. Cochin International Airport
The airport is located in Kochi, in the state of Kerala.Owned and operated by Cochin International Airport Limited. It has the fame of being the first fully solar energy depended airport. Cochin International Airport has three terminals,two domestic and one intetnational. There is a cargo terminal spread over an area of 2,000 acrese India’s 3rd Largest airport with total built up area of 2 Million sq ft space for commercial operations.
6. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Spread over an area of 2,460 acres the air port was earlier known as Dum Dum Airport and was renamed after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose , a prominent leader of Indian independence movement hailing from Bengal. It is a major air facility for the whole of eastern India.The terminal in this airport is able to handle 25 million passengers annually. Air India, Emirates, Ethiad air ways,GoAir, IndiGo, JetAirways, SpiceJet, Vistara atr few airlines which keep flying in and out of this airport.
5. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, a public–private venture is the company owning and operating RGIA and is named after Rajiv Gandhi , former Prime Minister of India who had undergone pilot training in Hyderabad. The airport has two runways and one passenger terminal,serving 11.9 million passengers. The airport is a hub for Air India Regional, Blue Dart Aviation ,SpiceJet , Lufthansa Cargo and TruJet , and as a focus city for IndiGo.
4. Chennai International Airport
Chennai international airport is one of the prominent airports of south India.Authority of India owns and operates the functioning of the airport.The airport is spread across the regions of Meenambakkam , Pallavaram and Tirusulam. The airport handles 15.3 million passengers annually and has about 400 aircraft movements per day. The air port has three terminals:.The airport serves as the main hub for Jet Airways , Air Costa ,Air Carnival and Blue Dart Aviation .
3. Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda Airport is the third busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country, behind the airports in Delhi and Mumbai .Spread over 4,000 acres, it is located about 40 kilometres north of the city near the village of Devanahalli. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), a public–private consortium operates and owns the airport. It has a single runway and passenger terminal, which handles both domestic and international operations. It is a hub for AirAsia India , Air India Regional, Air Pegasus and Jet Airways . It is also a focus city for IndiGo.
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Mumbai International Airport Limit(MIAL) operates and owns the airport. It is the 35th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2015 according to Airports Council International. It is named after Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji. The airport consists of two passenger terminals:international and domestic flights. The airport has two intersecting runways . Both runways have been upgraded to Code F, which means they can accommodate larger aircraft like the Airbus A380.
1. Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport is situated in Delhian sprawled across an area of 5,106 acres is owned and operated by Airports Authority of India. It is the 25th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and 12th of busiest airports in Asia. The airport handles approximately 46 million passengers Named after Indira Gandhi , a former prime Minister of India.Delhi Airport has three near-parallel run ways . several including Air India, Air India Regional, IndiGo , Jet Airways ,SpiceJet , GoAir and Vistara .