Airports In India - Domestic & International Airports In India List

Airports in India – The Airport Authority of India is the body that manages both the International Airports in India as well as the Domestic Airports in India. 

Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages a total of 137 Airports, which includes 103 Domestic Airports, 24 International Airports, and 10 Customs Airports. AAI is responsible for creating, maintaining,  upgrading, and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India and works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Know more about the Airport Authority of India in the given link. 

Also read about UDAN, a regional connectivity scheme by the Government of India to develop smaller regional airports for easy access to aviation. 

The list of Airports in India – International and Domestic airports is made available in PDF format. Download Airports in India PDF for convenient preparation.  

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The article shall provide the list of International Airports in India as well as Domestic Airports. It will cover the following-

Table of Contents:
  1. List of International Airports in India
  2. List of Domestic Airports in India
  3. Airports In India – Sample Questions
  4. FAQ – Airports in India

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International Airports in India

The table given below mentions the list of International Airports in India along with the airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association – IATA and the type or purpose these airports are used for.

List Of International Airports in India
International Airport Name & Code International Airport Location Type/Purpose
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – BOM Mumbai, Maharashtra Commercial Airport
Kempegowda International Airport – BLR Bangalore, Karnataka Commercial Airport
Chennai International Airport – MAA Chennai, Tamil Nadu Commercial Airport
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport – CCU Kolkata, West Bengal Commercial Airport
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport – LKO  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Commercial Airport
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport – ATQ Amritsar, Punjab Commercial Airport
Visakhapatnam International Airport – VTZ Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Civil Enclave
Kannur International Airport – CNN Kannur, Kerala Commercial Airport
Surat International Airport – STV Surat, Gujarat Commercial Airport
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport – IDR Indore, Madhya Pradesh Commercial Airport
Cochin International Airport – COK  Kochi, Kerala Commercial Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport – AMD Ahmedabad, Gujarat Commercial Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport – DEL Delhi Commercial Airport
Dabolim Airport – GOI Goa Civil Enclave
Pune Airport – PNQ Pune, Maharashtra Civil Enclave
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport – TRV Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Commercial  Airport
Coimbatore International Airport – CJB Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Commercial  Airport
Calicut International Airport – CCJ Calicut, Kerala Commercial  Airport
Biju Patnaik International Airport – BBI Bhubaneswar, Odisha Commercial  Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport – GAU Guwahati, Assam Civil Enclave
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport – VNS Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Commercial Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport- HYD Hyderabad, Telangana Commercial Airport
Tiruchirappalli International Airport – TRZ Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu Commercial Airport
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport – NAG Nagpur, Maharashtra Commercial Airport
Sheikhul Aalam International Airport – SXR Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Civil Enclave
Imphal International Airport – IMF Imphal, Manipur Commercial Airport
Jaipur International Airport – JAI Jaipur, Rajasthan Commercial Airport
Madurai Airport – IXM Madurai, Tamil Nadu Customs, Commercial
Bagdogra International Airport – IXB Siliguri, West Bengal Commercial Airport
Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport – PAT Patna, Bihar Commercial (Restricted International Flights, Customs)
Mangalore International Airport – IXE Mangalore, Karnataka Commercial Airport
Chandigarh International Airport – IXC Chandigarh Civil Enclave (Restricted International Flights, Customs)

International Airports in India – Important Pointers

  • There are 34 operational International Airports in India. 
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport is the largest International airport constructed in 5495 acres. It is also the busiest airport in India followed by the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. 
  • Cochin International Airport, Kerala is the first international airport in India developed under PPP- Public-Private Partnership Model.
  • Calicut International Airport, Kerala is recently added to the list of International Airports in India. 
  • Juhu Aerodrome, Mumbai is the first and oldest Airport in India founded in 1928
  • Airport of Trichy is the smallest airport in India.
  • Kushok Bakula Rimpochee, Ladhak is the 23rd highest commercial airport in the world at 3256 meters.  

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Domestic Airports in India

Below given is the State-wise List of National Airports in India. Candidates are advised to download the Domestic Airport in India PDF for convenience given after the table.  

Domestic Airports in India
Airport State/UT City Located Role IATA Code
Veer Savarkar International Airport Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Civil Enclave IXZ
Kadapa Airport Andhra Pradesh Kadapa Commercial CDP
Vijayawada Airport Vijayawada Commercial VGA
Rajahmundry Airport Rajahmundry Commercial RJA
Tirupati Airport Tirupati Commercial TIR
Pasighat Airport Arunachal Pradesh Pasighat Civil Enclave IXT
Gaya Airport Bihar Gaya Customs, Commercial GAY
Ambikapur Airport Chhattisgarh Ambikapur Commercial
Bilaspur Airport Bilaspur Flying School PAB
Swami Vivekananda Airport Raipur Commercial RPR
Diu Airport Daman and Diu Diu Commercial DIU
Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi New Delhi Commercial DEL
Dibrugarh Airport Assam Dibrugarh Commercial DIB
Jorhat Airport Jorhat Civil Enclave JRH
Lilabari Airport North Lakhimpur Commercial IXI
Tezpur Airport Tezpur Defence TEZ
Silchar Airport Silchar Civil Enclave IXS
Vadodara Airport Gujarat Vadodara Commercial BDQ
Bhuj Airport BHUJ Civil Enclave BHJ
Kandla Airport Kandla Commercial IXY
Jamnagar Airport Jamnagar Civil Enclave JGA
Porbandar Airport Porbandar Commercial PBD
Rajkot Airport Rajkot Commercial RAJ
Bhavnagar Airport Bhavnagar Commercial BHU
Karnal Airport Haryana Karnal Flying School
Hisar Airport Hisar Commercial HSS
Kangra Airport Himachal Pradesh Kangra Commercial DHM
Kullu-Manali Airport Kullu Commercial KUU
Shimla Airport Shimla Commercial SLV
Jammu Airport Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Civil Enclave IXJ
Bokaro Airport Jharkhand Bokaro Commercial BKR
Sonari Airport Jamshedpur Commercial IXW
Birsa Munda Airport Ranchi Commercial IXR
Bellary Airport Karnataka Bellary Commercial BEP
Jakkur Airfield Bengaluru Flying School
Belgaum Airport Belgaum Commercial IXG
Mysore Airport Mysore Commercial MYQ
Gulbarga Airport Kalaburagi Commercial  GBI
Hubli Airport Hubli Commercial HBX
Kollam Airport Kerala Kollam Closed
Agatti Airport Lakshadweep Agatti Commercial AGX
Khajuraho Airport Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho Commercial HJR
Satna Airport Satna Commercial TNI
Jabalpur Airport Jabalpur Commercial JLR
Raja Bhoj Airport Bhopal Commercial BHO
Gwalior Airport Gwalior Commercial GWL
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport Indore Commercial IDR
Shirdi Airport Maharashtra Shirdi Commercial SAG
Nashik Airport Nashik Commercial ISK
Yavatmal Airport Yavatmal General Aviation YTL
Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport Nanded Commercial NDC
Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport Kolhapur Commercial KLH
Juhu Aerodrome Mumbai General Aviation __
Aurangabad Airport Aurangabad Commercial IXU
Solapur Airport Solapur General Aviation SSL
Jalgaon Airport Jalgaon Commercial JLG
Akola Airport Akola General Aviation AKD
Shillong Airport Meghalaya Shillong Commercial SHL
Lengpui Airport Mizoram Aizawl Commercial AJL
Dimapur Airport Nagaland Dimapur Commercial DMU
Veer Surendra Sai Airport Odisha Jharsuguda Commercial JSA
Jeypore Airport Jeypore   PYB
Puducherry Airport Puducherry Pondicherry Commercial PNY
Bathinda Airport Punjab Bathinda Civil Enclave BUP
Pathankot Airport Pathankot Civil Enclave IXP
Sahnewal Airport Ludhiana Commercial LUH
Patiala Airport Patiala
Adampur Airport Jalandhar Civil Enclave AIP
Nal Airport Rajasthan Bikaner Civil Enclave BKB
Kota Airport Kota KTU
Kishangarh Airport Ajmer Commercial KQH
Jodhpur Airport Jodhpur Civil Enclave JDH
Maharana Pratap Airport Udaipur Commercial UDR
Jaisalmer Airport Jaisalmer Civil Enclave JSA
Pakyong Airport Sikkim Gangtok Commercial PYG
Thoothukudi Airport Tamil Nadu Thoothukudi Commercial TCR
Salem Airport Salem Commercial SXV
Nadirgul Airport Telangana Hyderabad Flying School
Begumpet Airport Hyderabad Flying school
Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport Tripura Agartala Commercial IXA
Kanpur Airport Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Civil enclave KNU
Hindon Airport Ghaziabad Civil Enclave HDX
Agra Air Force Station Agra Civil Enclave AGR
Gorakhpur Airport Gorakhpur Civil Enclave GOP
Allahabad Airport Allahabad Civil Enclave IXD
Jolly Grant Airport Uttrakhand Dehradun Commercial DED
Naini Saini Airport Pithoragarh Commercial NNS
Pantnagar Airport Pantnagar Commercial PGH
Balurghat Airport West Bengal Balurghat RGH
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport Asansol Commercial RDP
Behala Airport Behala Heliport
Cooch Behar Airport Cooch Behar COH
Panagarh Airport Panagarh Airbase

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Download the complete list of Airports in India, both domestic and International from the PDF link given below. 

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Airports In India – Sample Questions For General Awareness

The relevance of Airports in India for competitive examinations can be understood only by knowing the type of questions asked in exams based on it. Given below are sample questions asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams on the topic ‘Airports in India’:

Q.1.  How many International Airports are operational in India?

  1. 46
  2. 28
  3. 34
  4. 41

Answer (3) 34 

Q.2. Which state has the highest density of International Airports in India?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Kerala
  3. West Bengal
  4. Karnataka

Answer (2) Kerala

Q.3. Which Airport in India has the largest Civilian Runway?

  1. Kempegowda International Airport
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
  3. Chennai International Airport
  4. Indira Gandhi International Airport

Answer (4) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (Upcoming Jewar Airport to be India’s largest with 6 runways)

Q.4. Which Airport in India is adjudged to be the cleanest and safest airport?

  1. Madurai Airport
  2. Chandigarh Airport
  3. Thiruvananthapuram Airport
  4. Chennai Airport

Answer (1) Madurai Airport

Q.5. Which is the smallest airport (shortest runway length) in India?

  1. Lengpui Airport
  2. Trichy Airport 
  3. Bagdogra Airport
  4. Yavatmal Airport

Answer (2) Trichy Airport

Apart from the above-given MCQ type questions, candidates can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.

Airports in India is a very important topic in terms of the GK section in competitive exams. Candidates preparing for SSC, RRB, Bank, Insurance, or any other government exam might encounter 1 to 2 questions related to international airports in India or on domestic airports in India. 

Also, aspirants of UPSC can be asked questions on current updates about Airports in India in the UPSC Prelims and also in GS-III (Infrastructure) of the UPSC Mains. 

Candidates appearing for any of the government examinations can check the details and syllabus from the given links:

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Frequently Asked Questions on Airports in India


Q 1. Which is the busiest Indian Airport?

Ans. Of all the Airports in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is the busiest airport in the country. This is including passenger and cargo flights and this data is based on the information released for the fiscal year 2019-20.

Q 2. Which is the smallest Airport in India?

Ans. In terms of the runway length, the Airport in Trichy, Tamil Nadu is the smallest Airport in India.

Q 3. Who is the present Aviation Minister of India?

Ans. Hardeep Singh Puri is the present Aviation Minister of India. He took over the post on May 30, 2019.

Q 4. In 2020, which Airport was named the cleanest Airport in India?

Ans. The Madurai Airport was named the cleanest Airport in India in 2019.

Q 5. Which is the largest Airport in India?

Ans. Among the hundreds of Airports in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport is the largest in the country to date.