Airports in India


In recent years, investments have been made in the Indian air industry so that carriers and travelers can benefit from the vast network of airports in India. Many low cost carriers have entered the Indian market and now serve the famous tourist spots, such as Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore.

There are seven international airports in India but Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), located in Delhi is the main gateway into the country. It is India’s largest aviation hub and together with Mumbai’s airport , handles more than half the traffic in South Asia. Delhi’s airport is hub for the following airlines: Air India, Air India Regional, Blue Dart Aviation, GoAir, IndiGo, Jagson Airlines, JetLite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet. Aside from the domestic traffic, it also handles direct flights to/from Europe, USA, the rest of Asia and the Middle East.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), located in Mumbai , is the second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India. The airport is hub for the following airlines: Air India, Blue Dart Aviation, Deccan360, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet. Aside from the domestic traffic, it also handles direct flights to/from Europe, the rest of Asia, the Middle East , Africa and USA.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) serves Kolkata (Calcutta) and is the 5th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India. It is one of the two airports operating in East Bengal and is hub for the following airlines: Air India, Air India Regional, Blue Dart Aviation, Deccan Aviation, DTDS, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, Northeast Shuttles and SpiceJet. It handles both domestic and international traffic (Middle East and Asia).

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Chennai International Airport (MAA) serves Chennai and is the third busiest airport in India. It is hub for Air India, Air India Cargo, Blue Dart Aviation, Jet Airways and Spicejet. Aside from the domestic flights, it also handles some international traffic (Asia, Middle East, USA).

Dabolim Airport (GOI) is the only airport serving the state of Goa . It is not hub for any airline. The airport handles seasonal flights from Europe, as well as year-round domestic flights.

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