List of the Most Popular Airports in India

Posted on August 23, 2022 by

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The invention of airplanes first fulfilled humanity’s dream to fly. Within a few decades, airplanes managed to reduce the distance between different parts of the planet from several days to a mere few hours. Another consequence was airports. Since airports are the first thing tourists traveling to a country are likely to see, governments around the world always make a special effort to make them beautiful. Often they are built at top travel destinations – particularly the international ones. These airports also tend to have state-of-the-art technology to ensure the maximum convenience and security of passengers. The following article will discuss some of the most popular airports in India.

Let’s get started:

Here is the list of 8 Most Popular Airports in India

1. Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi

It is only natural that the first and one of the most famous international airports in the country should be at the national capital of India – Delhi. Named after the third prime minister of Independent India and the daughter of the first Indian prime-minister and freedom fighter, Ms. Indira Gandhi, the airport is spread over 5106 acres of land making it the largest in the country. It can cater to up to 40 million passengers in a single day. The airport has three runaways. Its third terminal is the largest in the country and the sixth largest in the world. It is also the most user-friendly and busiest airport in the world. It has great interior decorations of the world.

2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai

If the political capital of the country is at the top of the list, then the airport in the financial capital of the country – Mumbai is not much behind. Named after the great Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji, the airport boosts scenic sights. It has five terminals in its 750 hectares and can serve up to 42 million passengers in a single day. It is also famous for being environmentally friendly.

3. Madras International Meenambakkam Airport (MAA), Chennai

Chennai was one of the first cities in the country to get an international airport along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkatta. The airport is also the regional headquarters of the National Airports Authority of India. It is the first airport in the country that boasts a satellite terminal (T6).

4. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Bangalore has been called the Silicon Valley of India and is world famous for its BPO sector which attracts a lot of international tourists. It boasts of 4000 acres of land and has a new terminal Code F aerobridge which can contain an Airbus 1380 aircraft. It also has the unique distinction of being the very first airport in the country to completely run on solar power.

5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

The first four international airports the country were located on different sides of the country. The airport located in the Dum Dum area of Kolkata was initially called Dum Dum Airport but was later rechristened as the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in 1995, after the legendary freedom fighter who founded Indian National Army. It has the distinction of being one of the cleanest airports in the country.

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

Another famous airport is located in Hyderabad and is named after another prime minister – Rajiv Gandhi. The airport is known for its picturesque location and is spread over 5400 acres of land though it currently has only one terminal.

7. Dabolim Airport, Goa

Goa can be called the travel capital and so it should hardly come as a surprise to anyone that it boosts one of the most beautiful airports in the country. Dabolim airport is situated in a military base roughly 30 kilometers distance from the state’s capital city Panjim or Panaji and is one of the most crowded airports in the country.

8. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

Some of the best airports in the country are those that connect the remote parts of the country. The airport of Leh is one such airport. Besides providing connectivity to Ladakh, the airport offers some of the panoramic sights one will ever counter and it is also the highest airport located at a height of 3256 meters above sea level.

The above list of beautiful airports is by no means exhaustive – most airports in the country have something beautiful about them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are several questions people ask that relate to airports in India. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this subject:

Question: What are some of the airports located in relatively remote parts of the country?

Answer: the following are some of the airports located at and connected the remote parts of the country to the rest of it:

  • Lengpui Airport, Mizoram
  • Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair
  • Agatti Airport, Lakshadweep
  • Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati

The biggest perk is that each of these airports is also located at locations full of amazing tourist attractions.

Question: Where is the smallest airport in India?

Answer: The airport at Trichy in Tamil Nadu is the smallest in India.

Question: Name is the biggest airport in India?

Answer: The biggest airport in India is obviously in the National capital. The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi spread over 5106 acres is one of the biggest airports in the world.

Question: Which airport has the biggest terminal in India?

Answer: The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi’s Terminal 3 is the biggest in the country.

Question: Name the airport that has the longest runway in India.

Answer: The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi. Its runway measures 4,430 meters.

Question: Which is the highest airport in India?

Answer: The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (VILH) of Leh, Ladhak. It is located at a height of 3,256 meters above the mean sea level.

If the reader has any other questions, they should feel free to ask them in the comments below.

The Bottom Line

One can easily wrap up the above discussion by concluding that all these airports do a great job of showcasing India’s architectural genius and that one should visit at least one of them.

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