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International Airports in India

There has been a sudden surge of interest in the country of India, for the purposes of business and leisure travel. This has led to the hastening of the development and up gradation of international airports in the country.  There are a total of over 120 airports in the country (with more than 320 airstrips), 12 of which are international airports which connect major cities of India with sought after foreign destinations.  Among these, the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport receive the most traffic.  These airports serve to two of the most relevant cities of the country of India and Asia, which are Delhi and Mumbai respectively.  These two airports, together, cater to more than half of the air traffic of the whole of South Asia.

The other cities, with an international airport, include Amritsar, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vasco Da Gama (Goa), Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Thiruvanthapuram.

Most of these international airports in India are managed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) which has the responsibility of creating, maintaining, upgrading and managing the available infrastructure for civil aviation in India, including the airports.  The organization works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Each International airport in India features state of the art infrastructure.  The facilities that are available for landing, signaling, flier waiting and the others have been upgraded and are of the international standard currently. The development of infrastructure has seen considerable enhancement since the privatization of four of the international airports, which are Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.  With an agreement of revenue sharing, the Government of India has handed over these airports to GMR and GVK, two private companies, for modernization.

Amritsar International Airport

City: Amritsar

State: Punjab

Longitude: 74″ 48′ 0″ E

Latitude: 31″ 42′ 0″ N

Airport Code: ATQ


Indira Gandhi International Airport

City: New Delhi

Longitude: 77″ 7′ 5″ E

Latitude: 28″ 34′ 10″ N

Airport Code: DEL


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

City: Kolkata

Longitude: 88″ 26′ 0″ E

Latitude: 22″ 38′ 0″ N

Airport Code: CCU


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

City: Mumbai

Longitude: 72″ 52′ 0″ E

Latitude: 19″ 5′ 0″ N

Airport Code: BOM


Rajiv Gandhi Airport

City: Hyderabad

Longitude: 78″ 29′ 0″ E

Latitude: 17″ 23′ 0″ N

Airport Code: HYD


Dabolim Airport

City: Goa

Longitude: 73″ 50′ 30″ E

Latitude: 15″ 30′ 0″ N

Airport Code: GOI


Madras International (Meenambakkam)

City: Chennai/ Madras

Longitude: 80″ 10′ 31″ E

Latitude: 12″ 59′ 41″ N

Airport Code: MAA


Bangalore International Airport Limited

City: Bangalore

Longitude: 77″ 36′ 0″ E

Latitude: 12″ 58′ 0″ N

Airport Code: BLR


Thiruvananthapuram International

City: Trivandrum

Longitude: 76″ 55′ 12″ E

Latitude: 8″ 28′ 56″ N

Airport Code: TRV


Kozhikode Airport

City: Kozhikode

Longitude: 75″ 57′ 10″ E

Latitude: 11″ 8′ 0″ N

Airport Code: CCJ


Kochi Airport

City: Kochi

Longitude: 76″ 24′ 29″ E

Latitude: 10″ 9′ 8″ N

Airport Code: COK

"By Priyanka Singh" of IndiaList.org - You can find Priyanka Singh on .

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