The government owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) operates 137 airports and civil enclaves out of a total of 449 airports and airstrips located throughout India. Approx. 100 airports/aerodromes handle regular commercial passenger flights. The cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi and Mumbai are served by privately (or joint-venture) operated airports. Airports in India handled over 341 million passengers in 2018. India is the third largest domestic civil aviation market in the world behind the USA and China.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an significant impact on the civil aviation sector, nevertheless the domestic segment had seen a major rebound from the second half of '20 onwards. The number of passengers carried on domestic flights in India in Sep '20 was approx. a third of the passenger volumes in the corresponding month of 2019. The number of passengers carried during the pandemic was on a recovery path as the government had granted permission for a larger number of flights to operate (presently capped at 85 % of comparable pre-COVID capacity). As an example, 245 000 passengers were carried on 2 281 flights on 25 Mar which corresponded to ca 65 % of pre-pandemic domestic air passenger volumes in Mar 2019. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic (see COVID-19 report) which began in India in March '21 has had an adverse effect on domestic air services. Daily passenger volumes have recovered significantly from daily figures of 80 000 or so in early May to 165 000 in mid-July and 328 000 passengers on 2 372 flights on Oct 17.
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Delhi IGIA ranked as the 16th busiest airport (by passenger volume) in the world in 2020 (12th busiest in 2018) while Mumbai CSMIA ranked as the 49th busiest airport in the same year (28th busiest in 2018). Delhi's IGIA and Mumbai's CSMIA airports handled 28.5 m and 16.4 m passengers respectively in 2020 (68.5 m and 47.1 m passengers respectively in 2019).
Delhi Airport Terminal 3 - Flight Information Displays
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an initial 30-year OMDA (Operation, Management and Development Agreement) with GMR-Fraport AG and GVK-ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) led consortiums for the development and expansion of the airports at Delhi and Mumbai. The Mott MacDonald Group was appointed as the technical advisor for the Delhi airport modernisation project. HOK International was appointed to design the airport. The 480 000 m² integrated terminal 3 with 48 incontact (six of which are designed to accomodate Airbus A380 aircraft) and 30 remote stands at Delhi has a capacity to handle up to 34 million passengers per annum. Terminal 3 was inaugurated in July 2010.
The airport features three runways, incl. a ILS Cat. IIIb runway (11R/29L and 4,430 m long). Expansion of the domestic LCC terminal complex (1D/1C) is underway. Terminal 1 is located in the old Palam (name of Delhi airport till 1986) section of the airport. The terminal is used by SpiceJet and IndiGo. For domestic flights IndiGo operates from T1 (IndiGo flight nos. 6E 101 thru 6E 999 and 6E 6000 thru 6E 7999) , T2 (IndiGo flight nos. 6E 2000 thru 6E 2999) and T3 (6E 5000 thru 6E 5999) - confirm airline websites for latest information. SpiceJet operates all flights from T1 excl. flight nos. SG 8000 thru SG 8999 which operate from T3 as do international flights. Go First operates all domestic flights from T2 (which was refurbished earlier on and is now used by Go First, IndiGo and SpiceJet).
A general aviation terminal, the first of its kind in India, was opened in Sep '20.
Delhi IGI Airport handled on an average 745 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 1 334 daily takeoffs and landings handled in Nov 2019.
Delhi airport is expanding the present domestic terminal 1D serving low-cost carriers besides constructing new taxiways, apron expansion and a fourth runway at a total cost of ₹ 98 bn.
Mumbai CSIA Terminal 2 Domestic - Flight Information Displays
Mumbai's Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIA) features an outstanding integrated terminal with a total floor area of 439 000 m², 38 aerobridges and a capacity to handle 40 m passengers annually is operational. The international section of the terminal began operating in Feb 2014. Air Asia India, Go First, Star Air, Trujet and selected IndiGo flights (IndiGo flight nos. 6E 5200 thru 6E 5399) operate from T1 while the other domestic airlines operate from the terminal 2 complex. The old domestic terminal complex has 11 in-contact gates. The 1C terminal has six aerobridges and a floor area of approx. 27 500 m² and is connected to terminals 1A and 1B through escalators and walkways. The airport set a new world aircraft traffic movement record for a single runway (in effect) airport by handling 1 004 landings and takeoffs during a 24 hr period in Dec '18.
Mumbai CSI airport handled on an average 444 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 894 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
Kolkata NSCB International Airport (VECC/CCU) - Takeoff and Initial Climb with a view of the new terminal under construction (2010) - Runway 19R - © Timir Mozumder
AAI has planned a total expenditure of ₹ 250 bn upto 2022/23 for airport infrastructure related development projects. This includes the addition of over 270 new aircraft parking bays at various airports.
Patna, Lucknow, Pune, Port Blair, Tiruchirappalli and Guwahati are some of the airports where new passenger terminals under construction.
With the inauguration of the greenfield airport facility at Pakyong (Sikkim) in Sep '18, all the states of India have air connectivity. The Pakyong airfield is located at a height of 1 399 m (among the highest in India) and is capable of handling upto ATR/Q400 turboprop sized aircraft and scheduled air commenced in Oct '18.
A new 3 600 m² passenger terminal was commissioned at Belagavi airport in Sep '17 while the passenger terminal at Jammu airport has been expanded to 14 500 m².
A new passenger terminal has been planned for Patna's Jay Prakash Narayan Airport with a floor area covering 65 000 m² (the present terminal has a floor space of 7 200 m²) and a project cost of ₹ 12 bn. The new terminal will be capable of handling 4.5 m passengers annually. Completion is estimated by end-21.
A new passenger air terminal with a total floor area of 6 200 m² and at a cost of approx. ₹ 1.7 bn is under construction at Kanpur Chakeri airport. The terminal is expected to be completed by mid '22.
The airport serving Jabalpur will be expanded at a cost of ₹ 4.1 bn including a new domestic passenger terminal with an area of 9 350 m². The runway length will be increased to 2 750 m enabling the operation of larger aircraft such as the Airbus A320. The new terminal is expected to be completed by Mar '22.
A new ₹3.5 bn passenger terminal with a floor area of approx. 43 000 m² is presently under construction at Dehra Dun airport (aka Jolly Grant) as part of airport's upgradation work. The new terminal is expected to be completed by Oct '21. The airport is seeking an additional 87 hectares of land which unfortunately would have an adverse effect on an elephant corridor in the Shivalik Elephant Reserve with the felling of approx. 10 000 trees.
Hisar airport saw the commencement of regular air taxi operations in Jan '21. The civil aviation operations of Hisar airport incl. a new passenger air terminal of the airport were developed and upgraded at a cost of ₹ 286 mn.
A passenger air terminal is planned for Bihta airport (presently an Indian Air Force base), located west of Patna (Bihar). The terminal is designed to handle upto 5 m passengers per annum and is estimated to cost close to ₹ 10 bn.
A new passenger terminal is planned for the airport located in Darbhanga in north central Bihar. Flight operations at the airport commenced on Nov 8 '20.
A new airport was inaugurated close to the temple town of Shirdi, Maharashtra in Oct '17. The airport was developed at a cost of ₹ 3.5 bn and features a 2 750 m² passenger terminal capable of handling upto 300 pax/hr. Kishangarh airport serving Kishangarh, Ajmer and Pushkar was commissioned in Oct '17.
A new integrated passenger terminal is under construction at Tiruchirappalli Airport which has seen a spurt in passenger traffic in recent years prior to the pandemic. The proposed terminal costing approx. ₹ 8.7 bn will have a total floor area covering over 61 000 m², 10 aerobridges and a designed annual capacity for 3.6 m passengers. The new terminal is expected to be completed by end '22. The impressive terminal was designed by Pascall+Watson.
A new integrated terminal is under construction at northeast India's busiest airport, Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. The total cost of the terminal is approx. ₹ 12 bn and and the building will have a floor area of 102 500 m² which is considerably larger than the existing passenger terminal with a floor area of approx. 20 000 m². The terminal is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
A new passenger terminal building is under construction at Agartala Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (Meghalaya) at an estimated cost of ₹ 4.4 bn. The terminal has a builtup area of 30 000 m² and will feature four aerobridges and a designed peak hour capacity of 1 200 passengers (3 m per annum) Expected completion is by early '21.
Upgradation of facilities, incl. a new passenger air terminal and ATC tower at Tezu airport located in Arunachal Pradesh is underway.
A new terminal costing around ₹4.8 bn is under construction at Pune's Lohegaon airport. The passenger terminal will cover an area of approx. 40 000 m² (almost double the size of the currently in use 22 000 m² terminal) and will feature five aerobridges and almost 3 000 m² of space reserved for food and retail outlets. The terminal is planned to be completed by Aug '22 and the adjacent multi-level car park is expected to be completed shortly thereafter.
A greenfield airport is under construction at a cost of approx. ₹ 5 bn in Sindhudurg district (Maharashtra) at Parule Chipi.
Scheduled passenger airline traffic incl. jet aircraft service commenced in Apr '19 at the upgraded airport located in Jharsuguda, Odisha. A new passenger terminal was inaugurated at Gorakhpur Airport in 2018.
The present airstrip at Deogarh, Jharkhand is also being modernised at an estimated cost of ₹ 4 bn to cater to scheduled jet air service in the future. Spread over 600 acres the airport will include a new 4 000 m² passenger terminal and a runway extended to 2 500 m in length.
The SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd.) operated airport at Bokaro (Jharkhand) is readying for scheduled passenger air services once the construction of a new passenger air terminal with associated facilities is completed.
A new integrated passenger terminal is under construction at Vijayawada's Gannavaram airport at an estimated cost of ₹ 6 bn. The terminal will cover a floor area of 35 000 m².
The passenger terminal building at Visakhapatnam Airport is to be expanded to 29 000 m².
The Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy Airport located near Kurnool (AP) was inaugurated in Mar '21.
A new passenger terminal built at a cost of ₹ 1.6 bn was commissioned at Bamrauli Airport located near Allahabad (Prayagraj) in Dec '18.
A new 19 000 m² passenger terminal is under construction (cost ₹ 5 bn) at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, among the highest airports in the world situated at an altitude 3 256 m, and serving Leh (Ladakh). The new two million passenger throughput terminal is expected to be completed by end '22.
Commercial passenger airline service operated under the UDAN (Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik) Regional Connectivity Scheme commenced in Oct '19 at the Hindon Air Force Base located in Ghaziabad (UP). Hindon serves Delhi/ NCR.
Expansion is planned for the 62 000 m² integrated passenger terminal at Goa Dabolim Airport with a 18 300 m² extension costing ₹ 2.56 bn. The extension is expected to be completed by end '21.
The passenger terminal expansion at Surat airport is expected to be completed by end-21. The present passenger terminal, with a builtup area of 8 500 m², is being expanded to 25 500 m² in addition to a larger apron area with 23 parking bays. The terminal will feature five aerobridges and 20 check-in counters.
A new 2 500 m² passenger terminal became operational at Bareilly airport (civil enclave at IAF Trishul Air Base) in Mar '21 when commercial passenger air service commenced. The civil enclave apron can accomodate two ATR-72 sized aircraft.
The construction of a new 3 500 m² interim passenger air terminal at Kushinagar Int'l Airport, located in north eastern Uttar Pradesh, has been completed. Commercial flight operations began on Oct 20 '21.
Commercial passenger air services resumed at Bilaspur's Bilasa Devi Kevtin airport located in Chhattisgarh in Mar '21.
A slew of other airports are under construction in Uttar Pradesh. These include airports serving Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Moradabad and Shravasti. The airport serving Chitrakoot is a greenfield facility.
The redeveloped Rupsi airport, located in eastern Assam in Kokrajhar district, began catering to commercial airline operations under RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) in May '21. The airport features a 3 500 m² passenger air terminal with 10 check-in counters and a capacity to handle a max 200 hourly passengers.
The construction of a new 6 000 m² passenger terminal building is underway at Adampur airport, located close to Jalandhar (Punjab). The terminal is expected to be completed by mid '21.
Vadodara Airport's new integrated 17 500 m² passenger terminal (over double the size of the old domestic terminal) was inaugurated in Oct '16 and is rated as India's second green terminal after Cochin International Airport.
Two water aerodromes have been completed at Kevadia, Gujarat (Statue of Unity) on the Narmada River and Sabarmati at Ahmedabad, each costing approx. ₹ 360 m.
Kolkata NSCB (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose) international airport was modernised at an approx. cost of ₹ 25 billion. An integral part of the modernisation plan was the construction of a new 195 000 m² integrated passenger terminal with a capacity to handle 20 million passengers a year (Kolkata's two previous terminals were designed to handle 5 m passengers a year). The new RJMM designed terminal was inaugurated in Jan 2013. NSCB airport handled a record 18.9 m passengers in 2017. A metro rail line is under construction which will facilitate rail connectivity from the airport to the existing Kolkata Metro's north-south line at Noapara. Another metro line connecting the airport with Garia is also under construction. Kolkata airport is constrained by land and cannot expand capacitywise that much in the future. Terminal and aircraft parking capacity will be expanded by utilising the old domestic terminal and constructing additional parking stands but the airport does not have sufficient land for a second parallel runway that could be used simultaneously with the present main runway. This by and large limits the number of air movements the airport can handle to a single runway. An extension to the present domestic departure area has been planned once the adjacent old domestic and international terminals have been demolished and a new Haj terminal has been constructed. The planned extension terminal would add 80 000 m² of floor area (domestic) in the first phase of expansion and include 10 additional aerobridges. Eventually the old tower block and old international terminal are also planned for demolition with further extension of the integrated passenger terminal. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the passenger air terminal expansion has been put on hold. A new ATC tower with a height of over 50 m and an adjoining technical block is under construction at a cost of approx. ₹ 4.6 bn.
Kolkata NSCB was formerly known as Dum Dum Airport until 1995 when the airport name was officially changed to NSCB Int'l Airport.
Kolkata NSCB airport handled on an average 262 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 500 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
Chennai airport's completed modernisation included a new domestic terminal (67 700 m²) and international terminal (59 000 m²) with a total capacity for handling 23 m (7 m international and 16 m domestic) passengers annually. The second phase (work commenced in 2018 at an estimated total cost of ₹ 25 bn) would include the integration of the present domestic and international terminals into one seamless terminal layout with a capacity of 35 m passengers per annum. Terminal floor area will increase to 336 000 m². A new international terminal will replace the present old international and domestic terminals and is estimated to be ready by end-2022. Construction of a new greenfield airport is also under study for Chennai. Chennai airport handled 19.6 m passengers in 2017 and city connectivity improved with the opening of the Chennai Metro Airport station.
Chennai airport handled handled on an average 237 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 487 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
As part of AAI's airport privatisation programme, Ahmedabad airport was handed over to the Adani Group on Nov 9 '20 with a 50 year concession agreement which includes the operation, management and development of the airport.
Ahmedabad airport handled on an average 148 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020
The Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, located approx. 40 kms north of Bengaluru city at Devanahalli off the NH 7 highway began commercial operations in May 2008. Construction of the estimated ₹ 25 bn airport, spread over an area of over 3,800 acres, began in 2005. Equity shareholders in the airport include Siemen Project Ventures GmbH (26 % stake), Fairfax Financial (48 %), Airports Authority of India (13 %) and the Govt. of Karnataka through KSIIDC (13 %). The rectangular shaped modern integrated terminal has a total floor space of 150 000 m² making it one of India's largest passenger air terminal buildings. The apron can hold upto 42 aircraft at a time, including 15 in-contact stands A second integrated passenger air terminal (Terminal 2, phase 1) with a total floor space of 255 000 m² and an annual capacity of 25 million passengers in the first phase, is under construction. The new terminal (phase 1) is projected to be completed in 2022 with a total investment valued at approx. ₹ 30 bn. The new parallel runway was opened in 2019.
A fleet of modern buses provide transport on 11 routes covering all the major points in the city. The Vayu Vajra buses are operated by BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation). Dedicated airport taxis also serve passengers. An Oberoi Trident hotel is located near the passenger terminal. Flybus buses depart for Mysuru 12xdaily in addition to a daily service to Mangaluru/Manipal and Kundapur. Besides city bus connections, a suburban train service began operating in Jan '21 connecting the airport with Bengaluru City (KSR Bengaluru) railway station. The airport halt station (Kempegowda International Airport Halt, code KIAD) is located approx. four km from the airport passenger terminal with a feeder bus service from the station. Single journey fares are very reasonably priced starting at only ₹ 10.
Bengaluru KIAL handled on an average 423 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 663 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
Cochin International Airport (CIAL), India's first privately operated airport, handled approx. 188 daily aircraft movements on an average and over 10.2 m passengers in 2017/18 and 2018 respectively. The combined floor area of the two old terminals is ca 54 000 m² while the new international terminal (T3) extends over 140 000 m². The old international terminal was refurbished/converted to handle domestic operations and opened in Dec '18. The domestic terminal features seven aerobridges and 56 check-in counters.
Cochin International Airport handled on an average 82 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 177 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
Above pics: Cochin International Airport (CIAL) as seen shortly after take off in 2005. A 3400 m long parallel taxiway, not seen in the image, is operational. CIAL handled approx. 10.2 m passengers in 2018 and an average of almost 195 daily aircraft landings and takeoffs in fiscal 2018/19 ranking the airport as India's eight busiest airport. The domestic terminal handled 4.5 million passengers in 2017. 25 airlines served the airport prior to the pandemic.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, covering a total area of 5 495 acres at Shamshabad near Hyderabad, began commercial operations in Mar 2008. The cost of the first phase was estimated at ₹ 23 billion. The airport stakeholders include the GMR Group, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, AAI (Airports Authority of India) and the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The airport's initial passenger handling capacity is 12 million, which is roughly double the number of passengers handled (6.78 m in 2007) at the old Begumpet Airport.
The integrated and interim domestic arrival and international departure terminals cover a total floor space of over 120 000 m². The interim international departure terminal, covering an area of approx. 10 000 m², was commissioned in Oct '18. An interim domestic arrivals hall covering an area of 4 000 m² with four baggage carousels was commissioned in Mar '19. The passenger terminal is undergoing extensive expansion. The apron includes 42 airplane stands of which 12 are in-contact (aerobridge). The runway is currently South Asia's longest at 4 260 meters. City access by bus is provided by Pushpak Airport Liner buses (5 lines). Various AP and TN state transport bus routes also serve the airport. Public radio taxis are provided by Meru and Skycabs. Accomodation is available at the 305 room Novotel Hyderabad Airport hotel in the vicinity of the airport. Air-India and Lufthansa Technik have MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) facilities at the airport.
RGIA handled over 20.9 million passengers in 2018 and handled on an average 310 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 546 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
Kerala's fourth international greenfield airport, located in Kannur (Cannanore) in Northern Kerala, was inaugurated on Dec 9 '18. Air India Express operated the first scheduled departure bound for Abu Dhabi. The airport features a 97 000 m² integrated passenger terminal (8th largest in India) and a 3 050 m runway and with a total project cost of ₹ 22.9 bn. The first test flight landed in Feb '16. The airport is being promoted on a private public partnership model, stakeholders include AAI, Govt of Kerala and Bharat Petroleum. The ICAO and IATA codes for the airport are VOKN and CNN respectively. International airlines do not serve the airport.
Kannur International Airport handled on an average 24 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020 compared to 45 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2019.
A new integrated terminal (floor area 84 000 m²) is under construction at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport which serves Lucknow and is the busiest airport in Uttar Pradesh. The cost for the new terminal is estimated at ₹ 14 bn. Lucknow Airport's new terminal is expected to be completed by end-21.
As part of AAI's airport privatisation programme, Lucknow Airport was handed over to the Adani Group on Nov 1 '20 with a 50 year concession agreement which includes the operation, management and development of the airport.
Lucknow airport handled on an average 86 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020.
The present 18 600 m² passenger terminal at Mangaluru Bajpe Airport is being expanded at an estimated cost of ₹ 1.3 bn to facilitate the growing number of passengers using the airport. The expansion (planned to be completed by Apr '21) will add another 10 000 m² incl. four new baggage conveyor belts and two additional aerobridges (four aerobridges are in use in the present intergrated terminal).
Mangaluru Airport was handed over to the Adani Group (Adani Mangaluru International Airport Ltd.) on Oct 30 '20 with a 50 year concession agreement which includes the operation, management and development of the airport.
Mangaluru airport handled on an average 26 daily takeoffs and landings in Nov 2020.
A greenfield airport named as Noida International Airport is under construction in Jewar (Greater Noida), Uttar Pradesh (approx. 80 km south of Delhi or approx. 70 km from IGIA) serving NCR and western Uttar Pradesh. Flughafen Zürich AG, the promoter with a 100 % stake, signed a 40 year concession agreement for the construction/development and operation of the airport. The first phase of the airport with a cost of approx. ₹ 57 bn and an annual capacity to handle at least 12 million passengers, is estimated to be opened in late 2024.
A second airport is being developed in Ulwe (Raigad district) close to Panvel Creek south of Navi Mumbai. The airport will feature two parallel east-west runways and a passenger terminal capable of handling initially upto 10 million passengers per annum. The airport will occupy an area of 11.6 km². Pre-development work began in Nov '17. The airport is being developed in a PPP (Public Private Partnership) with GVK holding a 74 % stake and CIDCO the remaining 26 %.
A greenfield airport is under construction at Mopa, North Goa at an estimated cost of ₹ 30 billion. The 1500 acre airport is being developed by GMR Airport Ltd. The initial capacity of the airport terminal is 5 m per annum. The present passenger terminal at Dabolim airport has a floor area of 62 000 m² and a designed passenger throughput of 7.8 m per annum, slightly less than the actual 8.3 m passengers handled by the airport in 2018. The first phase of the new airport is expected to be completed by 2022.
AAI is developing a new airport at Hirasar at an estimated cost of ₹ 14 bn as the existing airport serving Rajkot (fourth largest city in Gujarat) cannot be expanded. The new airport site expands over 1 000 ha and is located approx. 30 km from Rajkot. The airport will feature a 23 000 m² passenger terminal equipped with four aerobridges and capable of handling up to 1 280 hourly passengers. The airport is expected to be ready for commercial operations by Mar '23.
A new airport is under construction in the state of Arunachal Pradesh on a site located at Hollongi near the state capital of Itanagar. The cost of the airport is estimated at approx. ₹ 6½ billion. The airport will feature a 4 100 m² passenger terminal and a 2 300 m long runway and is expected to be completed by Nov '22.
|Delhi - Indira Gandhi International|
|Delhi Airport - International Air Route Map >>|
|Runways (parallel):||10/28, 3 810 x 46 m (12 500 ft), Rwy 28 ILS CAT-IIIB, Rwy 10 ILS CAT-I, asphalt
09/27, 2 813 x 46 m (9 229 ft), Rwy 27 ILS CAT-I, asphalt
11/29, 4 430 x 60 m, ILS CAT-IIIB, asphalt
Terminal 1D, T2: 71 000 m², T3 (Dom and Int'l): 480 000 m²
|Aircraft stands:||69 (excl. T3 stands)|
|Aerobridges (Intl/Dom):||T2: 6, T3: 48 contact stands/78 aerobridges|
|Operators (Type of aircraft):||Aeroflot (A330), Air Arabia (A320), AirAsia India (A320), Air Asia X (A330), Air Astana (A320), Air Canada (B777), Air China (B767), Air France (B777), Air India (B747, B777, B787, A320, ATR), Air India Express (B737), Air Mauritius, Alitalia (A330), Ariana, Avia Traffic Company, Azerbaijan AL (B757), Bhutan AL, Biman Bangladesh AL (B737), British AW (B777), Cathay Pacific (B777), China AL, China Eastern, China Southern (A330), Druk Air (A319), Emirates (B777/A380), Etihad (A320), Ethiopian (B767), Finnair (A330), flybig (ATR), flydubai (B737), flynas (A320), Go First (A320), Gulf Air (A320, B767), IndiGo (A320), Iraqi AW (B737), JAL (B787), Jazeera AW (A320), Kam Air, KLM (B787), Kuwait AW (A330), LOT Polish Airlines (B787), Lufthansa (A350, A380), Mahan Air (A310), Malaysia (A330), NokScoot (B777), Oman Air (B737), Qatar AW, Nepal AL (A320,A330), Saudi Arabian, Singapore (B777,A380), Somon Air (B737), SpiceJet (B737), SriLankan (A320), Swiss (A330), Tajik Air (B737), Thai AW, Turkish, Turkmenistan (B737), Ukraine Intl (B737, B767), United (B787), Uzbekistan AW (B767), Virgin Atlantic (A330) and Vistara (B787,A320)|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Ashgabat, Astana, Baghdad, Bahrain, Baku, Bangkok, Basra, Beijing, Birmingham, Bishkek, Chengdu, Chicago, Colombo, Copenhagen, Damascus, Damman, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Dushanbe, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kabul, Kandahar, Kathmandu, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London, Madinah, Madrid, Malé, Mauritius, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Muscat, Moscow, Najaf, Newark, New York, Paro, Paris, Phuket, Riyadh, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sharjah, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tashkent, Tehran, Toronto, Tokyo, Vancouver, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Yangon and Zurich|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Adampur, Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bathinda, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Dharamsala, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Durgapur, Gaya, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jammu, Jharsuguda, Jeddah, Jodhpur, Kandla, Kannur, Kanpur, Khajuraho, Kishangarh, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kullu, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangaluru, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pakyong, Pathankot, Patna, Pantnagar, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam|
A full bird's eyeview of Delhi IGIA airport from a height of 7.3 km. The international terminal is located near the bottom left corner and the domestic terminal 1D on the rightside sandwiched between the two parallel runways (9/27 is the upper runway while 10/28 is the lower one). New rapid taxiways have been constructed to facilitate speedier ground movement of aircraft. A new integrated terminal 3 was opened in 2010.
Image © 2010 GeoEye and © 2010 Google
|Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International|
|Mumbai Airport - International Direct Air Route Map >>|
|Runways (intersecting):||Heading 27/09, 3 660 x 60 m (12 008 ft) ILS CAT-II (RWY27) and CAT I (RWY09), asphalt
Heading 14/32, 2 990 x 60 m (9 810 ft), ILS CAT I (both), asphalt
|Terminals:||Terminal 1A, 1B, 1C, T2 integrated terminal began operations in Feb 2014|
|Operators (Type of aircraft):||Air Arabia (A320), AirAsia India (A320), Air Canada (B77L) seasonal, Air China (A330), Air France (A340), Air India/Air India Regional/Express (ATR, B747, B737, B777, B787 Dreamliner, A320), Air Mauritius (767), ANA, Air Seychelles (A320), Air Tanzania (B787), Bangkok AW, Bhutan AL (A320) till Nov 30, British AW (B777), Cathay Pacific (A330, 777), Delta AL (B777), Druk Air, EgyptAir (B737, A330), El Al (B777), Emirates (B777, A380), Ethiopian (A350), Etihad (A320,A330), flydubai, Go First (A320), Gulf Air (B767, A320), IndiGo (A320), Iran Air (A320), Iraqi AW (B737), Kenya AW (B737), KLM (B787), Korean Air (A330), Kuwait AW (A320), Lufthansa (A330,744), Malaysia, Malindo Air, Oman Air (B737,A330), Qatar AW (B777), RwandAir (B737), Saudi Arabian (A330), Singapore (A330,A350), SpiceJet (B737,BQ4), SriLankan (A321), Swiss (A330), Thai AW (EQV), Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile Air (A320), Trujet (ATR), Turkish AL, United AL (B777), Uzbekistan AW (A320), Virgin Atlantic (789), Vistara (A320) and Yemenia|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Aden, Amman, Amsterdam, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Cairo, Colombo, Damman, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kigali, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Madinah, Mahe, Malé, Mauritius, Muscat, Nairobi, Najaf, New York, Newark, Paris, Paro, Phuket, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Sharjah, Singapore, Tashkent, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Ahmedabad, Agartala, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Belagavi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi, Diu, Durgapur, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubballi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalgaon, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jharsuguda, Jodhpur, Kandla, Kannur, Kishangarh, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Madurai, Lucknow, Mangalore, Nagpur, Nanded, Patna, Porbandar, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Shirdi, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam|
A bird's eyeview of the new Terminal 2 at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Imagery © 2016 DigitalGlobe, Map data © 2016 Google
|Bengaluru - Kempegowda International Airport|
|Bengaluru Airport - International Air Route Map >>|
|Elevation:||915 m (3 002 ft)|
|Runway:||09L/27R, 4 000 m, CAT I ILS
09R/27L, 4 000 m, CAT IIIB ILS
|Terminals:||T1: Integrated ca 150 000 m², second terminal (T2) phase 1 ca 255 000 m² under construction|
|Operators (Type of aircraft):||Air Arabia (A320), Air France (B777), Air India, Air India Express (B737), Air Mauritius, AirAsia, AirAsia India, British AW (B777), Cathay Dragon, Emirates (B777), Ethiopian AL (B737), Etihad AW (A320), Go First (A320), Gulf Air, IndiGo (A320/ATR), KLM /B787), Kuwait AW (A320), Lufthansa, Malaysia AL, Nepal AL, Oman Air, Qatar AW, Saudia, Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore (B777), SpiceJet, SriLankan, Thai AirAsia, Thai AW, TruJet (ATR), Vistara (A320)|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Bahrain, Bangkok, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London, Male, Mauritius, Muscat, Paris, Phuket, Riyadh, Sharjah and Singapore|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Agartala, Agatti, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Ballari, Belagavi, Bhubaneswar, Bidar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi, Durgapur, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubballi, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jharsuguda, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangaluru, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram, Ranchi, Shirdi, Silchar, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vidyanagar (Jindal Vijyanagar), Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam|
|Chennai Airport - International Air Route Map >>|
|Runways (intersecting):||primary 07/25, 3 658 x 45 m (12 001 ft) (CAT I ILS), asphalt
secondary 12/30, 2 925 x 45 m (9 596 ft), concrete/asphalt/macadam
|Terminals:||International: 59 000 m² (T4), Domestic (T1): 78 300 m²|
|International Operators (Type of aircraft):||Air Arabia, AirAsia, Air Austral, Air Mauritius, All Nippon Airways (B787), Batik Air, British AW (B787), Cathay Pacific, Emirates (B777), Etihad (A320), Flydubai, Gulf Air, Kuwait AW (A330), Lufthansa CityLine (A340), Malaysia, Maldivian, Oman Air, Qatar AW, Saudia, Scoot, SilkAir (A320), Singapore AL (A330), SriLankan, Thai AirAsia, Thai AW and US-Bangla Airlines (B737)|
|Indian Operators||Air India/Alliance Air (ATR, A320, B787, B747), Go First (A320), Air India Express (B737), SpiceJet (B737), IndiGo (A320/ATR), TruJet (ATR), Vistara (A320)|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Chattogram, Colombo, Damman, Denpasar Bali, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jaffna, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London, Malé, Mauritius, Muscat, Réunion, Riyadh, Saint-Denis, Sharjah Singapore and Tokyo.|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jharsuguda, Kadapa, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram, Ranchi, Salem, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tuticorin, Vadodara, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam|
A full bird's eyeview of the terminal area at Chennai airport. The international terminal is located to the left of the domestic terminal. Chennai Metro's Airport station provides a connection to the city.
Imagery © 2016 DigitalGlobe and Map data © 2016 Google
|Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International|
|Kolkata Airport - International Air Route Map >>|
|Short Video Clips - Copyright Timir Mozumder|
|A bird's eyeview of the Kolkata NSCB airport. Great vistas await the air traveller on a flight to eg Yangon, Port Blair or Bangkok once the awesome Sundarbans (abode of the Royal Bengal Tiger) river delta area comes into view some minutes after take-off.
Image © 2014 DigitalGlobe
|Runways (parallel):||01R/19L, 3 627 x 46 m (11 899 ft), 19L-ILS Cat II / 01R Cat IIIB, asphalt
01L/19R, 2 839 m (further extension to 3 240 m is underway) x 46 m (9 350 ft), asphalt. Secondary runway ILS Cat I.
New integrated terminal - 195 000 m²
|Aircraft stands:||65 (to be gradually increased to 105 by 2024)|
|Aerobridges (Intl/Dom):||1/3 (18 in new terminal)|
|Int'l Operators (Type of aircraft):||AirAsia (A320), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (B737), Bhutan Airlines (A319), China Eastern (B737), Druk Air (A319), Emirates (B777), Etihad Airways (A320), Malindo Air (B737), Myanmar Airways International (A319), Novoair (ATR), Qatar Airways (B787), SilkAir (B737), Singapore Airlines (A350), SriLankan (A320), Regent Airways (B737), Thai AW (B777), Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile (A320) and US-Bangla Airlines (B737)|
|Domestic Operators (Type of aircraft):||Air India (ATR, A320, B787), AirAsia India (A320), Go First (A320), SpiceJet (BQ4, B737), IndiGo (A320) and Vistara (A320)|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Chattogram, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Paro, Singapore and Yangon|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jharsuguda, Kochi, Lilabari, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pakyong, Pasighat, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rupsi, Shillong, Silchar, Srinagar, Surat, Tezpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi and Vizag|
A bird's eyeview of the Bengaluru KIAL located at Devanahalli to the north of the city from a height of 5.4 km. Commercial airline traffic ended on May 23rh 2008 at the old Hindustan Airport with the opening of the new Bengaluru International airport.
Image © 2010 Digital Eye, © 2010 Digital Globe and © 2010 Google
|Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport|
|Hyderabad Airport - International Air Route Map >>|
|Runway:||09/27, 4,260 x 60 m, ILS Cat I|
|Terminals:||Rajiv Gandhi Int'l: 105 000 m² and Interim Int'l Dep. Terminal: ca 10 000 m²|
|Operators (Type of aircraft):||Air Arabia (A320), AirAsia, AirAsia India (A320), British AW (B787), Cathay Pacific (A330), Emirates (B777), Etihad (A320), Flydubai, flynas (A320), Go First (A320), Gulf Air, IndiGo (A320/ATR), Jazeera AW, Malaysia AL, Oman Air, Qatar AW (B787), Saudia (B777), Scoot, Silk Air (B737,A320), SpiceJet (B737,BQ4), SriLankan (A320/A321), Thai AirAsia, Thai AW, TruJet (ATR), Vistara (A320)|
|Direct Routes (International):||Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Chicago, Colombo, Damman, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Malé, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah and Singapore|
|Direct Routes (Domestic):||Ahmedabad, Agartala, Aurangabad, Ballari, Belgavi, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Chennai, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi, Durgapur, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubballi, Indore, Jabalpur, Jagdalpur, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jharsuguda, Kadapa, Kannur, Kishangarh, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangaluru, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rajamahendravaram, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vidyanagar (Jindal Vijyanagar), Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam|
A380 - Airbus A380 series
A350 - Airbus A350 series
A340 - Airbus A340 series
A330 - Airbus A330 series
A320 - Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 series
A310 - Airbus A310 series
A300 - Airbus A300 series
B732 - Boeing 737 200 (classic) series
B737 - Boeing 737 300-900 series
B767 - Boeing 767 series
B777 - Boeing 777 series
B77L - Boeing 777-200LR
B747 - Boeing 747 series
B748 - Boeing 747-8
B787 - Boeing 787 Dreamliner (-8 or -9)
B789 - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
CRJ - Bombardier CRJ
ATR - ATR 42/72 series
BQ4 - Bombardier Q400 NextGen
DO2 - Dornier 228
ERJ - Embraer 170/175/190
EQV - Equipment varies
RJ7 - Avro RJ70
75F - Boeing 757 Freighter series
73F - Boeing 737 Freighter series
F27 - Fokker F-27
ATP - British Aerospace ATP Freighter