Domestic International Airports in India
In the past few years there has been a revolution in the civil aviation sector in Air India. To handle the massive growth of the airline industry in India, new and modern airports have come all over the country. International air travel has also witnessed a great upsurge in recent times. Presently there are 15 international airports in India. Domestic Airlines
There are 449 airports / airstrips in the country, out of which 92 airports and 28 civil enclaves at defense airfields provide air traffic services over the entire Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas. However Airlines currently utilize only 61 of these Airports.
The Airports in India are presently classified in the following manner:
- International Airports: The airports at Mumbai (Bombay), Delhi, Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kochi (Cochin) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are declared as international airports and are available for scheduled international operations by Indian and foreign carriers.
- Custom Airports: Custom Airports have customs and immigration facilities for limited international operations by national carriers and for foreign tourist and cargo charter flights. These include the airports at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Calicut, Cochin, Goa, Varanasi, Patna, Agra, Jaipur, Amritsar and Tiruchirapally.
- Model Airports: Model Airports are domestic airports which have a minimum runway length of 7500 feet and adequate terminal capacity to handle Airbus 320 type of aircraft and can cater to limited international traffic, if required. These include the airports at Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Nagpur, Vadodara, Coimbatore, Imphal and Indore.
- Other Domestic Airports: All other airports are covered in this category.
Indian Domestic and International Airports: