International Airports of India: Complete List

In this article, we have provided the list of all the International Airports of India. Recently Kushinagar International Airport has been inaugurated by PM Modi which makes this topic important from the point of view of exams like UPSC, SSC, CDS etc.
International Airports in India
International Airports in India

On Abhidhamma Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport which means Uttar Pradesh has now 3 functional International Airports which would be five in near future. It is the 29th International Airport of India. 

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Airports in India are managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) while the Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India. 

There are 487 airports/airstrips in India, out of which AAI manages a total of 137 airports which include 29 International airports (3 Civil Enclaves), 10 Customs airports (4 Civil Enclaves) and 103 Domestic airports (23 Civil Enclaves), as per the Airports Authority of India website.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) provides Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) over the entire Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas with ground installations at all Airports and 25 other locations to ensure the safety of Aircraft operations.

List of International Airports of India: 


Name of the Airport

City/ State


 Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Hyderabad, Telangana


 Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

Amritsar, Punjab


 Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Guwahati, Assam


 Biju Patnaik International Airport

Bhubaneswar, Odisha


 Gaya Airport

Gaya, Bihar


 Indira Gandhi International Airport

New Delhi, Delhi


 Veer Savarkar International Airport

Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands


 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Ahmedabad, Gujarat


 Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru, Karnataka


Mangalore International Airport

Mangalore, Karnataka


 Cochin International Airport

Kochi, Kerala


Calicut International Airport

Kozhikode, Kerala


Trivandrum International Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Nagpur, Maharashtra


Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur, Rajasthan


Chennai International Airport

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Tiruchirappalli International Airport

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu


Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


 Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

Kolkata, West Bengal


Kannur International Airport

Kannur, Kerala


Surat Airport

Surat, Gujarat


Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport

Indore, Madhya Pradesh


Dabolim Airport

Dabolim, Goa


Coimbatore International Airport

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


Sheikh ul-Aalam International Airport

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir


Imphal International Airport

Imphal, Manipur


Madurai Airport 

Madurai, Tamil Nadu


Bagdogra International Airport

Siliguri, West Bengal


Mangalore International Airport

Mangalore, Karnataka


Chandigarh International Airport



Nashik Airport

Nashik, Maharashtra


Vadodara Airport

Vadodara, Gujarat


Kushinagar Airport

Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

Classification of Airports:

1- International Airports: These are declared as international airports and are available for scheduled international operations by Indian and foreign carriers.

2- Custom Airports: These airports have custom and immigration facilities for limited international operations by national carriers and for foreign tourist and cargo charter flights. 

3- Domestic Airports: All other airports are covered in this category.

4- Civil Enclaves in Defence Airport: There are 26 civil enclaves in Defence Airfields.

Do you know?

1- Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport tops the list of the busiest airports in India in terms of the passenger traffic and cargo movements during the financial year 2017-18.

2- In 2017, IGI Airport has been ranked as the 16th busiest in the world and occupied the 7th place among the busiest airports in Asia in terms of passenger traffic. The Airports Authority of India is planning to increase the capacity of the airport to manage 100 million passengers by 2030.

3- Cochin International Airport in Kerala is the first international airport in India developed under Public-Private Partnership Model.

4- There are a total of 34 International airports in India. 

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Which is the highest commercial airport in India?

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee, Ladhak is the 23rd highest commercial airport in the world and is the highest in the country at 3256 meters.

Which is the first and oldest airport in India?

Juhu Aerodrome in Mumbai, founded in 1928, is the first and oldest airport in India.

Which is the cleanest airport in India?

Madurai Airport is regarded as the cleanest airport in India.

Which Indian state has the highest number of International Airports in India?

Kerala with 4 International Airports tops the list of the highest number of International Airports in the country.

How many International Airports are there in India?

At present, there are 34 International Airports which are operational in India.

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