Well , are you preparing for a holiday trip to Goa or Spain? Then, you must be thinking of booking air tickets. It was a time time when India was connected to the world by the seas only. Now time is changed. India is developing by all aspects. The Transport systems are growing up rapidly. Unlike other countries, India is a country with population more than 130 crores. Not only our roadways , railways are full, even the skies have joined the race. When it comes to managing air traffic, the government operating many international (24) and domestic airports in various cities of India. When it comes to know about the top international airports in India you will find that how much busy they are actually. Here is the list of top 10 busiest international airport in India.
Top 10 Busiest International Airports in India
10. Pune International Airport
The list of top 10 busiest international airport in india starts with pune international airports,which is situated 10 km north-east of Pune in Maharashtra. Pune Airport has a 2535 metre long runway oriented 10/28. A former secondary runway is now used as a taxiway by the IAF. A 2200m x 23m parallel taxiway has been constructed by AAI to facilitate civil operation on the southern side of Rwy 10/28. This airport is used for military as well as civil aviation department. According to 2010-11 data more than 8000 passenger visit this airport.
9. Goa International Airport
9th position is acquired by Goa international airport which is located in the city of Dabolim in Goa.The airport was built in 1955. This airport is spread over 688 hectares. The length of its runway has been increased to 11,345 feet as of april 2013. The airport’s integrated terminal was inaugurated in December 2013. In fiscal year 2016-17, the airport handled over 6.8 million passengers handling roughly 131 aircraft movements a day.
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located in Hansol, 9 km north of central Ahmedabad. The airport was built in 1937, while international operations began in 1992.
The airport currently consists of four terminals: domestic, international, an additional terminal for secondary traffic and a cargo terminal as well and the airport has 45 parking bays. The length of the runway is 11808 feet.It is a single runway. In fiscal year 2016-17, it handled over 7.4 million passengers and about 165 aircraft movements a day making it the 8th busiest international airport in india.
7. Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport is located Nedumbassery, about 25 km north-east of Cochin. It is developed under public private partnership model and was funded by 10000 NRIs from 30 countries. With 2 million sq ft in area, the airport’s Terminal 3 is India’s fourth largest terminal. On 18 August 2015, Cochin International Airport became the world’s first fully solar powered airport with the inauguration of a dedicated solar plant.Cochin International Airport has one runway, 3,400 m × 46 m. It has a full-length parallel taxiway of 3,400 m. In fiscal year 2016-17, the airport handled close to 9 million passengers and about 170 aircraft movements a day.
6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is situated in Shamshabad, about 20 km south of Hyderabad.
The airport has one passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and two runways. This airport opened for passengers on 23 march , 2008. The airport has two runways.One is 3707 m by 45 metres and the other one is 4260 by 60 metres. In fiscal year 2016-17,the airport handled close to 15.1 million passengers.
5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is located approx 17 km from the center of city Kolkata. The airport was earlier named as Dumdum airport. It is the only airport in Eastern India to have two parallel runways. One is 2790 m by 46 metres and the other one is 3627 m by 50m. The airport handled over 15.8 million passengers in fiscal year 2016-17 making it the fifth busiest international airport in India.
4. Chennai International Airport
Chennai International Airport is located in the city of Chennai,Tamil Nadu. It is the 4th busiest international airport in india. It was opened in the year 1910. The international and the domestic terminals cover an area of 1.5 km2 and 1.8 km2, respectively. Chennai airport has two runways—the 3,658 m long primary runway and the 2,925 m long secondary runway. In the fiscal year 2016-17, the airport handled over 18.3 million passengers, and over 550 aircraft movements are handled by the airport per day.
3. Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport it is located about 40 kilometres north of the city near the village of Devanhalli. It is the 3rd busiest international airport in India. The airport is owned and operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited. It is a public limited company. Kempegowda airport has one runway which is 4000 by 45m. In the fiscal year 2016-17, It handled over 22.2 million passengers with little less than 500 aircraft movements a day.
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located in Mumbai. It is the 3rd busiest international airport in India after Delhi. The airport consists of two passenger terminals,Terminal 1 at Santacruz for domestic flights and Terminal 2 at Sahar for both international and domestic flights. The airport has two intersecting runways. One is 3,660 by 60 meters and the other one is 2990 by 60 meters. It has got India’s tallest Air Traffic Control tower which is 85 m. In fiscal year 2016-17 , the airport handled over 45 million passengers making it the 2nd busiest international airport in India.
1. Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in palam, 15 km south-west of new delhi railway station. It has three runways. Runway 11/29, 4,430 m × 60 m with CAT IIIB instrument landing system (ILS) on both sides, runway 10/28, 3,810 m × 46 m , and runway 09/27, 2,813 m × 45 m. Approximately 80 airlines serve this airport. At present there are two active scheduled passenger terminals, a dedicated Hajj terminal and a cargo terminal. In the fiscal year 2016-17, it handled over 57 million passengers making is the busiest international airport in India.