Today travelling has become a lot easier with airplanes and helicopters to aid us.
Even a few years back, people had to go all the way to the airport or contact a travel agent, and then only one could book a ticket for a journey. But the good news is that today’s air travel is also very convenient and affordable. It has come within reach of a majority of people.
With this, let us now see which airports in India receive the most footfall.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
It is the busiest airport in the Union Territory of India. It serves as a connection point between the entire world and the country. Being one of the main connection points between the states of Northern India, it connects the western part of the country; for example, there are frequent Ahmedabad to Delhi flights.
Located in Palam in New Delhi, it is laid out in an area of 5,106 acres. It also connects the north and the south, with flights operating everywhere. The New Delhi to Pune flights is a regular affair.
In terms of passenger footfall, the airport is the busiest in India. Even In terms of cargo, it is the busiest. Today it is the 6th busiest in Asia and the 17th busiest globally. Interestingly, it is the busiest airport for Airbus A320 flights, and it caters to 70 million passengers. There are incoming Bengaluru to Delhi flights that come fully loaded with passengers and cargo every day.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
In terms of passenger traffic and cargo, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is second after the IGIA. It is the 14th busiest airport in Asia and the 41st busiest globally. With two terminals in operation, it spreads over 1,850 acres and handles 950 aircraft per day.
Kempegowda International Airport
Located in the suburbs of Devanahalli, the Kempegowda International Airport spreads over an area of 4,000 acres and is about 30 km from the city. It is the third busiest airport in India and the 29th busiest in Asia. It handles around 10.91 million passengers yearly and 311 aircraft daily.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Serving the capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the country. It is located in Shamshabad and handles about 8.04 million passengers daily. It has training facilities, a fuel farm, two MRO facilities, and a solar power plant.