Top 10 Biggest Airports in India | Check Largest & Busiest Airport in India

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Being the most populous country in the world with a population of more than 1.43 million. India has advanced its aviation industry significantly, which is helping to take hides in the fields of technology infrastructure education science and medicine.

Being the most populous country there is a huge demand for domestic travel within the country that is fulfilled by various kinds of travel facilities including airlines. While most airlines are providing low-fare tickets, many people prefer to choose aircraft to reach their destinations.

Today in the article we are going to know about the top 10 biggest airport in India.

 

Also Read:-

List of Popular Domestic & International Airports In India 2024 | Airports Authority of India

 

 

1. Indira Gandhi Airport: India’s biggest airport 

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) 
IGI stands for Indira Gandhi airport which is the world’s second busiest airport in seating capacity and India’s biggest airport located in Delhi.

This airport is India’s largest airport and the most crucial airport in the nation. It has a runway of 4430 metres long. The airport also provides facilities includingdiverse shopping, dining options, and extensive passenger services.

IGI is serving over 65.3 million passengers of the nation and outside hosting 59 airlines to 97 destinations over the world.

 

2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai: Second Largest Airport in India 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is operated by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) and was formed in 1942.

The airport is spread over 1450 acres and it accommodates more than 40 million visitors every year making it one of the busiest airports in the World and the second largest in India. According to the Delhi IGI report, there are 2400 CCTV cameras and 136 immigrant counters available for the facilities.

The airport is open for 49 airlines that connect it to 83 destinations all over the world. Hence welcoming the passengers of estimated traffic of 43.9 million.

3. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore: Third Largest Airport in India

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Kempegowda International Airport is operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited, located in Bangalore. The Kempegowda airport was founded in 2008. The airport provides the best facility for cargo operations and handles over 1000 flights daily with ease. This airport is located 40 km north and can accommodate around 25 million passengers over a year. Apart from the flying services India’s third largest airport also provides the facilities for dining, shopping and other basic needs.

 

4. Manohar International Airport, Goa: 4th largest airport in India

Manohar International Airport, Goa

Manohar International Airport is also known as Moga Airport located in Goa and is spread over 2132 acres. The fourth largest airport in India was opened in 2022 and is managed by GMR Goa International Airport Limited. The port was named after Manohar Parik who was the former defence minister and chief minister of Goa.

Manohar Air Force has an ILS instrument landing system that helps smooth landings during bad weather apart from the basic facilities Manohar International Airport provides ATC towers and, a food court that serves a variety of foods along a lounge and a long runway.

 

5. Dabolim Airport Goa: 5th largest airport in India

Dabolim Airport Goa

This airport is one of the second airports of Goa and the fifth largest. It was established in 1955 and operates commercial flights with naval air bases. The airport is spread over 36000 square metres. Airport managers international flights and national flights as well. The airport also provides a great view for people around the world. We can explore Goa landscape and beaches by understanding the grass ball of the airport hall. And frameless geysing.

India’s first largest airport, the table provides 75-second counters, 30 immigrant counters and 14 security check booths to ensure the safety of the passengers.

The length of the runway is 3040 metres and is owned by the government of Goa.

 

6. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport(Largest in Eastern India): Sixth largest in India

This is the largest airport in India and the sixth busiest airport in India. This airport is located 50 km away from the city, of Kolkata. This airport was opened in 1924 and it has three terminals and is operated by the Airport Authority of India. There are two runways in the airport of 3300 metres and 3860 metres respectively.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport also provides ILS facilities for smooth landing during bad weather conditions and also provides some premium facilities checking counters, aerobridges etc.

 

 

7. Birsa Munda airport: 7th largest airport in India

The name was taken after a tribal freedom fighter, Birsa Munda. The Airport Authority of India manages and operates this airport. Birsa Munda airport can handle 2.4 million of population in a year. Birsa Munda airport is also known as Ranchi airport. There is a single stunning Integral terminal in the airport.

The airport also provides ILS services for smooth landing and aerobridges to ensure of seamless operation.

 

 

8. Dr Babasaheb International Airport, Nagpur: 8th largest airport in India

This public airport is situated in Nagpur and was founded in 1917 and is owned by the airport authority of India.

This airport is located 8 km away from the city for the convenience of the urban.

The airport has 600 car parking spaces, 18 parking bays, 20 check-in counters, 20 immigration counters and many other facilities.

There airport is strategically away 1 km from the Nagpur metro so that people can have a view of our beautiful Nagpur.

The area covered by the airport is 17500 square kilometres.

 

9. Cochin International Airport, Kochi: 9th largest airport

International airport is the first airport that is run by solar power. And also the first airport to be built in a PPP public-private partnership approach. Cochin airport is also known as Kochi airport owned by Cochin International Airport Limited and was opened on 10th June 1999.

There are three terminals and a cargo terminal. The airport is strategically situated between National Highway and MC road to make it accessible for everyone easily. Titled as the fourth biggest airport in South India.

Also, Kochi Airport is the first to provide a charter gateway facility named Business Jet Terminal.

 

10. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport: 10th largest airport

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport was the first airport in Kerala and the fifth international airport in India and falls into one of the busiest airports in the World. This airport is situated in Kerala and was founded in 1932.

 

 

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