If there is one thing that all of us crave for, ever since the lockdown was imposed is traveling. The pandemic brought everything to a stand-still, including air travel, road travel, and bus travel. But now, as the days are getting better and all the restrictions are being lifted, people have started traveling to different cities and countries.
On this note, it is crucial to mention the various International Airports of India. Our country is home to 486 airports out of which 34 are International Airports that are used commercially and for passenger travel. All the international airports in India are very well developed with world-class amenities and excellent facilities.
Here is a list of all the International Airports in India for you to explore and take off from!
1) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad, Telangana)
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is one of the international airports in India that serves Hyderabad which is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. It replaced Begumpet Airport and was inaugurated on 23 March 2008 to
2) Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (Amritsar, Punjab)
This International Airport is situated in Amritsar, Punjab. It is named after the fourth Sikh Guru and the founder of Amritsar city -Guru Ram Das. Amritsar Airport is also the busiest and the largest airport in Punjab
3) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Guwahati, Assam)
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport was formerly 'Borjhar Airport', and is currently also known as Guwahati Airport. This international airport in India is the primary airport of the North-Eastern states of India.
4) Biju Patnaik International Airport (Bhubaneswar, Odisha)
Biju Patnaik Airport is an International Airport in India is the primary airport that serves the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is also known as the Bhubaneswar Airport
5) Gaya Airport (Gaya, Bihar)
Gaya Airport which is also known as Bodhgaya Airport is an international airport serving Gaya, Bihar, It serves as a permanent gateway for pilgrim flights from Myanmar, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Sri Lanka.
6) Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi, Delhi)
This International Airport is situated in the capital of India -New Delhi. It is one of the International airports in India that serves as the international aviation hub of the Indian capital as well as the rest of northern India.
7) Veer Savarkar International Airport (Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Originally known as Port Blair Airport, this International Airport in India is located in the south of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was renamed in the year 2002 after India’s freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
8) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad, Gujarat)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is an international airport in India that serves the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. It is named after the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
9) Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru, Karnataka)
Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport in India that serves the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore. It is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore.
10) Mangalore International Airport (Mangalore, Karnataka)
Mangalore International Airport is one of the two international airports in Karnataka. It serves the coastal city of Mangalore.
11) Cochin International Airport (Kochi, Kerala)
Cochin International Airport is the first of its kind International Airport in India which is developed under a public-private partnership model. It is located at Nedumbassery and serves the city of Kochi, Kerala.
12) Calicut International Airport (Kozhikode, Kerala)
Calicut International Airport is one of the International Airport in India which is located at Karipur, Malappuram district of Kerala. Also known as Karipur Airport, It serves the Malabar region of Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Wayanad.
13) Trivandrum International Airport (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)
Trivandrum International Airport is one of the international airports in India serving the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. It is the first airport in the state of Kerala and was established in 1932.
14) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Earlier known as Sahar International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is the primary international airport that serves the Mumbai Metropolitan Area. It is the second busiest airport in the country and was the 14th busiest airport in Asia and 28th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2017
15) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (Nagpur, Maharashtra)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport was named after the chief architect of the Indian Constitution B. R. Ambedkar in the year 2005. This International Airport in India serves the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra.
16) Jaipur International Airport (Jaipur, Rajasthan)
Jaipur International Airport is the primary airport that serves Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It was declared as the World's Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers for two consecutive years (2015 & 2016)
17) Chennai International Airport (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Chennai International Airport is an International Airport in India which is located at Tirusulam and serves the city of Chennai and its metropolitan area. It is the fourth busiest airport in India and the third busiest in international traffic and cargo capacity in the country
18) Tiruchirappalli International Airport (Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu)
Located on National Highway, Tiruchirappalli International Airport is an international airport in India serving Tiruchirappalli in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
19) Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
Formerly known as Amausi Airport this International Airport in India is situated in the Amausi area of the city. This airport serves the city of Lucknow, UP, and was named the fifth prime minister of India in 2008.
20) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
Formerly known as Varanasi Airport, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is an International Airport in India that is located in Babatpur, UP. The airport’s name was changed in October 2005, after the 2nd Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri.
21) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Formerly known as Dum Dum Airport, this is one of the International Airports in India that is located in Dum Dum, West Bengal. It serves the metropolitan area of West Bengal and is also known as Kolkata International Airport.
22) Kannur International Airport (Kannur, Kerala)
Kannur International Airport is an International Airport in India that serves the North Malabar region of Kerala, Mahé district of Puducherry and Kodagu and Mysore districts of Karnataka in India. The airport was inaugurated for commercial operations in 2018.
23) Surat Airport (Surat, Gujarat)
This International Airport in India is located in Magdalla, Surat in Gujrat, and is spread across an area of 770 acres. It is a customs airport with an elevation of 4.88 m.
24) Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport (Indore, Madhya Pradesh)
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, the busiest airport in Central India and is located in the west of Indore. This International Airport in India is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore who belonged to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire.
25) Dabolim Airport (Dabolim, Goa)
Being the only international airport in the state of Goa, Dabolim Airport is a very important junction for tourism. It has a lot of options for passengers including eating points, quick weight check of luggage, shopping outlets, etc. It is the ninth biggest airport in India with a heavy inflow of foreign and domestic travelers.
26) Coimbatore International Airport (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu)
Coimbatore International Airport is an International Airport in India that serves the city of Coimbatore, TN. This airport is the second largest airport in the state and the 18th busiest airport in India in terms of passengers handled
27) Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport (Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir)
This airport, also known as Srinagar Airport or Budgam Airbase is a military airbase serving Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at an elevation of 1655 m and receives massive traffic containing Hajj flights.
28) Imphal International Airport (Imphal, Manipur)
Also known as Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, this International Airport in India is located at the south of Imphal and is the third busiest airport in northeastern India.
29) Madurai Airport (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
Madurai Airport, an International Airport in India is a passenger and customs airport that serves Madurai. This airport is the 36th busiest airport in India both in terms of passengers and aircraft movement.
30) Bagdogra International Airport (Siliguri, West Bengal)
Bagdogra Airport is located in the western part of the city Siliguri, West Bengal. This International Airport in India serves as a gateway for all the hill stations including Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, Kalimpong
31) Chandigarh International Airport (Chandigarh)
Chandigarh Airport is an international airport in India which is a custom airport. The airport serves Chandigarh Mohali and Panchkula
32) Nashik Airport (Nashik, Maharashtra)
Nashik International Airport is located in the northeast of the city of Nashik-Ozar. This International Airport in India is mainly used to develop, test, and build aircraft for the Indian Armed Forces.
33) Vadodara Airport (Vadodara, Gujarat)
Vadodara Airport is located in the northeast of Vadodara in the state of Gujarat. It is the third-busiest airport in Gujarat in terms of aircraft movements and passenger traffic.
34) Vijayawada International Airport
Vijayawada Airport is an international airport in India that serves the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. Although there are no scheduled international flights currently, the airport has been granted to operate international flights.
Airports hold a special place in all our hearts as it marks the beginning of a beautiful and end of a fruitful journey. We all enjoy the butterflies that fill up our stomachs when our flight is about to take off and land.
Other than personal experiences, international airports also contribute to the country’s growth and economy in many ways. They also connect different cities and make the shipment of cargo convenient and hassle-free.
The above-mentioned list of international airports in India is sure to make your travel plans easier. Each airport has a beautiful city around it that is waiting to be explored. So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and add a new story to your travel diary. Happy traveling!
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