Airports in India – the Airport Authority of India is the body that manages both the International Airport in India as well as the Domestic Airports in India.
Airports Authority of India manages a total of 125 Airports, which includes 81 Domestic Airports, 11 International Airports, 25 Civil Enclaves at Defence Airfields and 08 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 aim of this article is to abreast candidates preparing for various competitive or government exams with the knowledge of Airports in India both international and domestic airports.
The airport in India is a very important topic in terms of the GK section in competitive exams. Candidates preparing for SSC exams, RRB Exams, Bank exams, Insurance exam or any other government exam might encounter 1 to 2 questions related to international airports in India or based 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 UPSC Mains.
The article will cover the list of International Airports in India, the airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association – IATA, as well as the Domestic airports in India. The list of Airports in India both International and Domestic airports is made available in PDf format.
Candidates will be able to download Airports in India PDF given at the top and bottom of the article.
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International Airports in India
- 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.
The table given below mentions the list of International Airports in India along with the codes and 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, Meghalaya||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)|
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Domestic Airports in India
Below given is the State-wise List of Domestic 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||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|
|Pasighat Airport||Arunachal Pradesh||Pasighat||Civil Enclave||IXT|
|Gaya Airport||Bihar||Gaya||Customs, Commercial||GAY|
|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|
|Jorhat Airport||Jorhat||Civil Enclave||JRH|
|Lilabari Airport||North Lakhimpur||Commercial||IXI|
|Silchar Airport||Silchar||Civil Enclave||IXS|
|Bhuj Airport||BHUJ||Civil Enclave||BHJ|
|Jamnagar Airport||Jamnagar||Civil Enclave||JGA|
|Karnal Airport||Haryana||Karnal||Flying School||—|
|Kangra Airport||Himachal Pradesh||Kangra||Commercial||DHM|
|Jammu Airport||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||Civil Enclave||IXJ|
|Birsa Munda Airport||Ranchi||Commercial||IXR|
|Jakkur Airfield||Bengaluru||Flying School||—|
|Khajuraho Airport||Madhya Pradesh||Khajuraho||Commercial||HJR|
|Raja Bhoj Airport||Bhopal||Commercial||BHO|
|Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport||Indore||Commercial||IDR|
|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||__|
|Solapur Airport||Solapur||General Aviation||SSL|
|Akola Airport||Akola||General Aviation||AKD|
|Veer Surendra Sai Airport||Odisha||Jharsuguda||Commercial||JSA|
|Bathinda Airport||Punjab||Bathinda||Civil Enclave||BUP|
|Pathankot Airport||Pathankot||Civil Enclave||IXP|
|Adampur Airport||Jalandhar||Civil Enclave||AIP|
|Nal Airport||Rajasthan||Bikaner||Civil Enclave||BKB|
|Jodhpur Airport||Jodhpur||Civil Enclave||JDH|
|Maharana Pratap Airport||Udaipur||Commercial||UDR|
|Jaisalmer Airport||Jaisalmer||Civil Enclave||JSA|
|Thoothukudi Airport||Tamil Nadu||Thoothukudi||Commercial||TCR|
|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|
|Balurghat Airport||West Bengal||Balurghat||–||RGH|
|Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport||Asansol||Commercial||RDP|
|Cooch Behar Airport||Cooch Behar||–||COH|
Reference – Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_India]
Download the complete list of Airports in India both domestic and International airports from the PDF link given below.
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 question asked in exams based on it.
Given below are sample question asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams on the topic Airport in India:
Q.1. How many International Airports are operational in India?
Answer (3) 34
Q.2. Which state has the highest density of International Airports in India?
- West Bengal
Answer (2) Kerala
Q.3. Which Airport in India has the largest Civilian Runway?
- Kempegowda International Airport
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
- Chennai International Airport
- Indira Gandhi International Airport
Answer (4) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Q.4. Which Airport in India is adjudged with the cleanest and safest airport?
- Madurai Airport
- Chandigarh Airport
- Thiruvananthapuram Airport
- Chennai Airport
Answer (1) Madurai Airport
Q.5. Which is the smallest airport (shortest runway length) in India?
- Lengpui Airport
- Trichy Airport
- Bagdogra Airport
- 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.
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