Complete List of International Airports in India [Updated 2022]

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India has a total of 42 operational + under construction International Airports. The first international airport that operated in India is Cochin International Airport in Kerala, India, whereas, the recently added airport to the list of International Airports is the Noida International Airport situated in UP, India. International Airports in India is one of the important topics in Static G.K section. Questions of around 1 to 2 marks will be covered from this topic, hence, it is advised to learn all the international airports.

Airport Authority of India

The Airports Authority of India or AAI is a statutory body, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. It was established on April 01, 1995. Currently, it is under Cabinet Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The Airports Authority of India is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.

Recently added Airports in India

Noida International Airport (Under Construction)

Noida International Airport,  also known as Jewar-Noida International Airport is the fifth international airport in Uttar Pradesh. This airport is under construction and it is proposed to build a two-runway airport by 2024. The airport is to be developed through a public-private partnership model (PPP). Some important points related to Noida International Airport have been provided below.

  • The foundation stone of the airport was laid by the PM on November 26, 2021.  
  • The owner of the Airport is Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL)
  • It is officially known as Noida International Greenfield Airport
  • It is located near the town of Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • After completion, it is all set to be the country’s largest airport.
  • The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) will be the implementing agency
  • Flughafen Zürich AG, the Operator of Zurich Airport won the bid to Build and Operate the Airport.

Navi-Mumbai International Airport (Under Construction)

Navi Mumbai International Airport proposed to be functional by 2024, is a greenfield international airport. It is being built by the CIDCO in the city of Navi Mumbai, India.

  • Navi Mumbai International Airport will be the extension to the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) as India’s first urban multi-airport system.
  • The airport passenger terminal and air traffic control (ATC) tower have been designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects.
  • The project is worth Rs 16,700 crore project and will be executed by Navi Mumbai International Airport Limited (NMIAL).
  • CIDCO is the nodal government agency for the project that will be built through a public-private partnership (PPP).
Source: Internet (Google)

Some Important International Airports in India:

Indira Gandhi International Airport-Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) previously known as Palam Airport situated in Delhi is the busiest airport in India in terms of cargo. It handles an average of 40 million passengers every year. It has a record of handling 69,233,864 passengers in the 2018-2019 span. With a capacity of handling 34 million passengers annually, Terminal 3 of Delhi International Airport is the eighth largest passenger terminal in the world. It got privatized in the year 2006 and was given to Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport- Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport earlier known as Sahar International Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. I was overtaken by Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi as the busiest airport in India in 2015. This airport also got privatized in early 2006 and the operator is Mumbai International Airport Limited.

Bangalore International Airport- Bengaluru

Kempegowda International Airport or Bangalore International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in India. It started its operation on May 24, 2008. The airport is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore. This airport has become Karnataka’s first fully Solar powered airport. Apart from being the 3rd busiest airport in India it also is the 29th busiest airport in Asia.

List of International Airports in India

     S.No. Name of the AirportLocation
 1Sheikhul Aalam International AirportSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
 2Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International AirportAmritsar, Punjab
 3Chandigarh International Airport (Serves the Union Territory of Chandigarh and cities of Mohali (Punjab) and Panchkula (Haryana)Chandigarh
 4Indira Gandhi International Airport (Busiest Airport in India)Delhi
 5Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportVaranasi ,Uttar Pradesh
 6Chaudhary Charan Singh International AirportLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
 7Kushinagar International AirportKushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
 8Noida International AirportNoida, Uttar Pradesh
 9Gaya AirportGaya, Bihar
 10Jay Prakash Narayan International AirportPatna, Bihar
 11Swami Vivekananda International AirportRaipur, Chhattisgarh
 12Biju Patnaik International AirportBhubaneswar, Odisha
 13Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (locally known as Kolkata Airport or Dum Dum AirportKolkata, West Bengal
 14Bagdogra International AirportSiliguri, West Bengal
 15Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Formally known as Borjhar Airport)Guwahati, Assam
 16Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (Also known as Agartala Airport)Agartala, Tripura
 17Imphal International AirportImphal, Meghalya
 18Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International AirportAhmedabad, Gujarat
 19Vadodara AirportVadadora, Gujarat
 20Surat International AirportSurat, Gujarat
 21Jaipur International AirportJaipur, Rajasthan
 22Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar AirportIndore, Madhya Pradesh
 23Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International AirportNagpur, Maharashtra
 24Navi Mumbai International AirportNavi Mumbai
 25Chhatrapati Shivaji International AirportMumbai, Maharashtra
 26Chhatrapati Sambaji Raje International Airport (second busiest airport in India)Pune, Maharashtra
 27Dablom AirportGoa
 28Rajiv Gandhi International AirportHyderabad, Telangana
 29Visakhapatnam International AirportVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
 30Tirupati AirportTirupati, Andhra Pradesh
 31Vijayawada AirportVijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
 32Kempegowda International AirportBangalore, Karnataka
 33Mangaluru International AirportMangalore, Karnataka
 34Cochin International AirportKochi, Kerala
 35Trivandrum International AirportThiruvananthapuram, Kerala
 36Calicut International AirportCalicut, Kerala
 37Kannur International Airport (also known as Karipur Airport)Kannur, Kerala
 38Chennai International AirportChennai, Tamil Nadu
 39Coimbatore International AirportCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu
 40Tiruchirappalli International AirportTiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
 41Madurai International AirportMadurai, Tamil Nadu
 42Veer Savarkar International AirportPort Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Top 9 busiest International Airports in India

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
  • Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore
  • Anna International Airport, Chennai
  • Kolkata International Airport, Kolkata
  • Hyderabad International Airport, Hyderabad
  • Ahmedabad International Airport
  • Cochin International Airport
  • Goa International Airport

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