India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. Aviation boom has already started in domestic as well as in international traffic. To solve the problem of air traffic in India, Government built many domestic airports as well as international airports. A lot of new airlines have already been started their business in India. Foreign airlines companies want to get business from India. That’s why they have opened special offices across the country. Let’s have a look at the list of top 10 most busiest and biggest airports in India. In this article, we have used 2014-2015 figures to compile the list.
Top 10 Busiest Airports in India including Domestic and International
1. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
IGIA is the busiest airport in India. It has handled 40,895,555 passengers traffic in 2014-2015 year. It is the biggest airport in the country. IATA code for this International Airport is DEL. The Terminal 3 of Delhi International Airport is eighth largest passenger terminal in the world.
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second busiest international airport in India. Mumbai Airport handled 37,694,824 passengers traffic. CSIA has total five working passengers terminal which spreads over 1500 acres of land. CSIA is also ranked as 30th busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo traffic.
3. Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore
Bengaluru International Airport is also known as Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. It is the third busiest airport in India and the busiest airport in South India. KIA, Bangaluru handled 15,401,392 passengers traffic in 2014-2015. Bangalore is the world leader in Information Technology. Air traffic have been increased due to the rise of tech industry in the region.
4. Anna International Airport, Chennai
Anna International Airport handles most of South Indian air traffic. Chennai Airport handled 14,299,200 passengers in 2014-2015. It is also known as Chennai International Airport and its IATA code is MAA. It is operated by Airports Authority of India. Chennai Airport is hub for many popular airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, AirAsia India, and Jet Konnect.
5. Kolkata International Airport, Kolkata
Kolkata International Airport is also known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport as well as Dum Dum Airport. It is the fifth busiest airport in India and the busiest airport in Eastern India. NSCBIA handled 10,916,699 passengers in 2014-2015.
6. Hyderabad International Airport, Hyderabad
Hyderabad International Airport is also known as GMR Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It is located at Shamshabad which is just 22 km far away from Hyderabad. The Airport of Hyderabad handled 10,404,353 passengers in 2014-2015. It is the third busiest airport in South India. It is being operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL). It is the hub for many popular airline companies such as SpiceJet, Lufthansa Cargo and Blue Dart Aviation.
7. Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport is also known as Nedumbassery Airport which is located at Nedumbassery. It was opened on June 10, 1999. Cochin International Airport is currently serving to NRIs of Southern India. This international airport handled 6,414,135 passengers in 2014-2015. It is the one of the hubs for Air India Express in Southern India.
8. Ahmedabad International Airport
Ahmedabad International Airport is also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport which is located at Hansol, 9 km away from north of central Ahmedabad. It is being operated by Airports Authority of India and it is the hub of Blue Dart Aviation. It is the second busies airport in Western India. The airport served 5,050,433 passengers in 2014-2015.
9. Goa International Airport
Goa International Airport is also known as Dabolim Airport or Aeroporto de Dabolim. It is the third busiest airport in Western India. Goa is a small state but one of the most popular travel destinations in India. The airport is located at Dabolim, Mormugao in Goa. It is owned by Goa State Government and Indian Navy. It is being operated by Airports Authority of India. It has served 4,513,201 passengers in 2014-2015.
10. Pune Airport, Pune
Pune Airport is not only handles international traffic but also handles domestic air traffic. It is just 10 km north-east of Pune in Maharashtra state. It is being operated by the Airports Authority of India. Pune Airport is used by both military as well as civil aviation department. Pune Airport handled 4,190,509 passengers in 2014-2015 , makes it tenth busiest airport in India.
Article last re-published on October 6, 2015.