Airports in India which handle international Flights are referred as International Airports in India. There are more than twenty airports to manage International flights. This has advanced the country’s tourism industry and has profited India’s economy and hotel industry.
The International Airport which handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia is in Capital Cities like Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai. To encourage the economic development, Union Cabinet recently announced the Bhubaneshwar and Imphal airports as international airports and it is mainly to boost international tourism in India.
List of Top Ten International Airports in India
Veer Savarkar International Airport
Veer Savarkar International Airport also referred as Port Blair Airport. It is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India and customs airport located 2 km distance in the south of Port Blair. It is called after Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. It serves as a civil enclave and sharing airside facilities with INS Utkrosh of the Indian Navy.
Visakhapatnam Airport is a systems airports for customs located in Visakhapatnam, India. In Andhra Pradesh State, it is the largest and busiest airport. It is about 12 km distance from Visakhapatnam and serves as a civil enclave on an Indian Navy air base called as INS Dega. The airport has faced important growth since the beginning of the 21st century, with the construction of a new terminal and beginning of international flights to Dubai, Singapore, Colombo and Kuala Lumpur.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport that serves the largest city in the Indian state of Telangana, Hyderabad. It is located in Shamshabad which is about 20 km south of Hyderabad. The airport is managed by a public–private venture, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. It was opened in March 2008 instead of Begumpet Airport as the primary commercial airport for Hyderabad. It is called after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is also referred as Guwahati International Airport and formerly as Borjhar Airport which is the prime international airport of the North-Eastern States of India. It is in Guwahati, Assam and is called after Gopinath Bordoloi who is the first chief minister of Assam and also a freedom fighter, after the independence of India. The airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also assists as an Indian Air Force base.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport follows as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. The airport covered over an area of 5,106 acres which is situated in Palam and locates 15 km distance southwest of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km from city center in New Delhi.
Goa International Airport
Goa International Airport is also referred as the Dabolim Airport which is the single airport in the state of Goa, located in the city of Dabolim in Goa, India. It serves as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa. It is located 4 km distance from the contiguous city Vasco da Gama, 23 km of Margao, and about 30 km in the state capital Panjim.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is an international airport assisting the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India. The airport is located 9 km distance north of central in Hansol, Ahmedabad. It is called after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.
Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport serving Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Airport spread over 4,000 acres, it is located about 40 km distance north of the city near Devanahalli. It is controlled and performed by a public–private consortium, Bangalore International Airport Limited. The airport opened in May 2008 as an option to increased overcrowding at HAL Airport, the original primary commercial airport helping the city. It is called after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore.
Mangalore International Airport
Mangaluru Airport is also referred as the Bajpe Airport. It is an international airport assisting the coastal city of Mangalore, India. There are only two International airports in Karnataka, and it is the one of that, the other one being Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. Various daily flights connect Mangalore with major cities in southern and western India as well as many major cities in the Middle East. The airport and then the Bajpe Aerodrome was inaugurated on 25 December 1951. When then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited on a DC-3 Dakota aircraft.
Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport is an international airport located in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery at about 25 km distance northeast of the city, Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India formed under a public-private partnership model and was financed by nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 countries.
These are Top International Airport in India.
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