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Ever wanted to go abroad but don’t know which the closest international airport is? India has an abundance of airports, commercial, non-commercial, defence, domestic and international. Here we have the list of all international airports in India with their city and the state they are in. This list does not contain airports that will be built or are in the building process.
What is an Airport?
The definition of an airport is a place where aeroplanes take off and land that has all the services and buildings needed to take care of the aeroplanes, passengers, and cargo. An area with buildings, aeroplanes, and airstrips is an example of an airport.
How does an Airport work?
In many ways, a modern airport operates like a city. A governing body provides strategic direction and oversees day-to-day management. Waste removal crews collect trash from airport facilities and aeroplanes. Police and fire squads protect life and property. And various municipal-like departments handle administrative duties, ranging from human resources and public relations to legal and finance.
In addition to those activities, airports must also provide the resources necessary to care for a fleet of commercial aircraft. Airlines need space for aeroplanes, facilities for routine maintenance, jet fuel and places for passengers and flight crews while on the ground. Air-freight companies need space for loading and unloading cargo aeroplanes. And pilots and other crew members need runways, aircraft fuel, air traffic information, facilities for aircraft storage and maintenance, and places to relax while on the ground.
Throw in security concerns that arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as capricious weather patterns, and you can see why job descriptions for airport managers often contain these kinds of descriptions: “You must have strong leadership and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is not a position for the light-hearted and is stressful with long hours.”
Most of us think AIRPORT, not airport when we hear the term. We imagine massive sites covering hundreds of acres and filled with hangars, terminals, control towers and parking garages. In reality, many airports don’t fit this description. Some are nothing more than a strip of grass, dirt or pavement placed in the middle of a farm or field. These so-called rural airstrips often serve just one or two pilots and don’t have any other structures beyond the crude runway itself. Small community airports, on the other hand, may supplement a single airstrip with a few hangars and facilities to train student pilots, although they usually don’t have operating control towers.
List of International Airports in India
There are a total of 137 Airports in India which includes 103 Domestic Airports, 24 International Airports, and 10 Customs Airports. The International Airports in India is listed below
|Sl No.||Name of the Airport||Location|
|1||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|2||Kempegowda International Airport||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|3||Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|4||Chennai International Airport||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|5||Visakhapatnam International Airport||Vishakahapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|6||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|7||Cochin International Airport||Kochi, Kerala|
|8||Kannur International Airport||Kannur, Kerala|
|9||Indira Gandhi International Airport||Delhi|
|10||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport||Ahemadabad, Gujarat|
|11||Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport||Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|12||Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport||Amritsar, Punjab|
|13||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport||Nagpur, Maharashtra|
|14||Sheikhul Aalam International Airport||Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir|
|15||Rajiv Gandhi International Airport||Hyderabad, Telangana|
|16||Tiruchirappalli International Airport||Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu|
|17||Jaipur International Airport||Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|18||Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport||Patna, Bihar|
|19||Madurai International Airport||Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|20||Bagdogra International Airport||Siliguri, West Bengal|
|21||Imphal International Airport||Imphal, Manipur|
|22||Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|23||Lokpriya Gopinath Boardoli International Airport||Guwahati, Assam|
|24||Biju Patnaik International Airport||Bhubaneshwar, Odisha|
|25||Dabolim International Airport||Goa|
|26||Calicut International Airport||Kozhikode, Kerala|
|27||Coimbatore International Airport||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|28||Pune International Airport||Pune, Maharashtra|
|29||Thiruvananthapuram International Airport||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|30||Mangalore International Airport||Mangalore, Karnataka|
|31||Chandigarh International Airport||Chandigarh|
|32||Surat International Airport||Surat, Gujarat|
Frequently Asked Questions on International Airports in India
- Which is the busiest International Airport in India?
Ans: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
- Which is the smallest airport in India?
Ans: Trichy International Airport
- Which is the regulating body of Airports in India?
Ans: Airport Authority of India
- Which state has the highest number of International Airports
- Which airport has been ranked as the cleanest airport in India?
Ans: Madurai International Airport
- Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, the highest airport in India is located in which state?
Ans: Leh, Ladakh
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