The craze of air travels is increasing at a very fast speed since last few years. A very large number of people have started preferring air travel over other means due to a diverse array of reasons. The biggest factor is the success of aviation industry.
It is true that some airlines are offering the best services to passengers, not just in India, but in almost every part of the world. In addition to this, air travel is convenient, safe as well as time-saving. The fact is, most of the people really don’t have time due to busy schedules and because air travel consumes a very less time, they often prefer the same. Next leading factor is air connectivity to all major cities. The Airport Authority of India along with the Union government has already connected all major cities of India, not just with each other but in fact with major cities across the globe.
Moreover, passengers really don’t mind paying extra for their safety and convenience which is always assured during air travel. This is one of the leading reason that why some of the airports in India are very busy. On an average basis, a few airports accommodate thousands of flights daily which no other airport in the world can.
Check out the list below for the top 10 best and busiest airports in India in 2017-2018.
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- 10. Pune International Airport
- 9. Goa International airport
- 8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
- 7. Cochin International airport, Kochi
- 6. Rajiv Gandhi International airport Hyderabad
- 5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
- 4. Chennai International airport
- 3. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
- 2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
- 1. Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi
10. Pune International Airport
On an average basis around 4 million passengers travel or land on this airport which makes it the 10th busiest airport in the country. Pune is actually a well-known city in India located in the state Maharashtra. It is the home to several IT companies and other industries which in fact is the reason why Pune International airport always remains busy. The airport was established in the year 1939 and is all major airlines of India and a few other countries are offering their services here.
9. Goa International airport
The next busiest airport after Pune is Goa. There is a hardly any Indian who is not familiar with this city. Actually, it is one of the hottest tourist spots in India with a very large number of Indian and International tourists visiting here every year. Although tourists visit here throughout the year, the time of Christmas and New Year witness heavy rush and number of visitors in the city often increases by up to 8 to 10 times during these occasions. In the year 2016, Goa International Airport witnessed around 5 million visitors.
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is one of the well-recognized and in fact one among the cleanest cities in India which attract a very large number of people towards it. Although the 2002 earthquake a huge damage to the city including the airport. However, in the present time, it has it is one of the finest airport in India in every aspect. The airport was established in the year 1937 but the first International flight that took off from this airport was in the year 1992.
7. Cochin International airport, Kochi
It is one of the busiest airports in the country which is at number 7 position in our list. In the year 2016, Cochin international airport witnessed more international tourists than domestic. On an average, it serves around 6 plus million air travelers every year and is one of the well-known airports in India. Basically, Cochin is a popular city and every year a lot of international tourists visit here which in fact is the true reason why this airport has more traffic.
6. Rajiv Gandhi International airport Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has gained a lot of popularity since last few years. It is one of the busiest airports in India. In the year 2016, a total of around 10 million passengers were witnessed here. Actually, Hyderabad has a lot of tourist destinations and city is really superb. This is one of the reasons why the airport remains so busy.
5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata was previously known as Dum Dum Airport. It is a well-constructed airport with all the facilities available for tourists. Every year this airport witness around 11 million passengers which makes it the 5th busiest airport in India.
4. Chennai International airport
Chennai is a well-established city of Southern India and in fact, a huge commercial sector. This is not the only reason why a large number of people visit here. In fact, it is a tourist destination too. The famous Marina beach attracts a lot of people and there are several other tourist destinations in Chennai which have contributed in attracting the record number of air travelers in the city. The Chennai international airport serves around 14 million passengers every year.
3. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
Bangalore is popular as the silicon valley of India and is also the home to a very large number of BPO and IT companies. Every year a lot of professionals and international tourists visit here and contributes in making the Kempegowda International airport the 3rd busiest airport in India. It attracts around 15 million visitors every year.
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Mumbai is the financial capital of India. In addition to this, it’s the home to most of the Bollywood actors. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport is the second busiest airport in India with around 30 million travelers every year. Around 800 aircraft of a lot of major airlines of the world operate from here daily. The airport is equipped with all the facilities for tourists.
1. Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi
Also popular as IGI airport, it is the busiest airport in India. On an average basis, around 40 million travelers make use of this airport every year. The recently build Terminal 3 has gained a lot of popularity for its beauty and facilities for tourists. Although it witnesses a very large number of tourists every year, the officials always make sure of smooth conduction of everything. Indira Gandhi International Airport has already honored with the tag of best airport in Central Asia.
These are the top 10 busiest airports in India. However, this really doesn’t mean you have any reason to worry while traveling. Actually, with respect to increase in number, the government has also paid a lot of attention to the overall facilities of passengers. Also, there are airlines that have already put their best to serve their travelers in the best possible manner. Thus there is no need for you to raise your heart beat while traveling anywhere through any of these airports.