Complete List of International Airports in India [Updated 2020]

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India has a total of 34 operational International Airports. The first international airport that operated in India is Cochin International Airport in Kerala, India, whereas, the recently added airport in the list of International Airports is the Calicut International Airport situated in Kerala 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. In my next article, I will provide the complete list of Domestic Airports in India which is an equally important topic from exam point of view and carries good weightage in the exam.

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.

International Airport Name International Airport Location
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, Maharashtra
Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore, Karnataka
Chennai International Airport Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata, West Bengal
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Amritsar
Visakhapatnam International Airport Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Kannur International Airport Kannur, Kerala
Swami Vivekananda International Airport Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Surat International Airport Surat, Gujarat
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Cochin International Airport Kochi, Kerala
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
Dablom Airport Goa
Pune International Airport Pune, Maharashtra
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Coimbatore International Airport Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Calicut International Airport Calicut, Kerala
Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati, Assam
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport Varanasi ,Uttar Pradesh
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad, Telangana
Tiruchirappalli International Airport Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Nagpur, Maharashtra
Sheikhul Aalam International Airport Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Imphal International Airport Imphal, Meghalya
Jaipur International Airport Jaipur, Rajasthan
Madurai International Airport Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Bagdogra International Airport Siliguri, West Bengal
Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport Patna, Bihar
Mangaluru International Airport Mangalore, Karnataka
Chandigarh International Airport Chandigarh
Veer Savarkar International Airport Port 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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