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This is the unique airport that serves the city of New Delhi and is also known by Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport). The airport was opened in July 2010. The IGIA was built to facilitate the 2010 Common Wealth Games held in Delhi. Built at a cost of INR128.5bn ($2.7bn), the 5.4 million square feet (502,000m2) terminal is reported to be the eighth largest in the world. It can handle 34 million passengers a year.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Area, India. It is the second busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic and international traffic after Delhi, and was the 14th busiest airports in Asia and 35th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2015 according to Airports Council International. The airport has three operating terminals spread over an operational area of 750 hectares (1,850 acres) and handles about 850 aircraft movements per day.
Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport serving Bangalore, spread over 4,000 acres (1,600 ha), it is located north of the city near the village of Devanahalli. It is owned and operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), a public–private consortium. The airport opened in May 2008 as an alternative to increased congestion at HAL Airport, the original primary commercial airport serving the city. As of 2016, Kempegowda Airport is the third busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country, behind the airports in Delhi and Mumbai. It handled over 22.2 million passengers in 2016 with little less than 500 aircraft movements per day.
Chennai International Airport is situated 7 km south of Chennai. The airport has bagged the honour of being the largest international gateway into the country and the third busiest airport in India after Mumbai and Delhi. It is considered as the main air hub of south India. In 2005, Chennai International Airport handled just under 10 million passengers and served more than 50 different airlines. It also operates as an important cargo terminus for India.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Kolkata) International Airport is a civil airport located in West Bengal, Spread over an area of 2,460 acres (1,000 ha). India about 17km from the centre of Kolkata), named in the honour of the Bengali Indian patriot Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The airport handled around ten million passengers in 2011-12. The airport, which is one of the top ten airports in India, handling around 310 flights a day, has three terminal buildings, which include a domestic terminal that was opened in the early 1990s.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport ) is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Hyderabad. It was opened in March 2008 to replace Begumpet Airport as the primary commercial airport for Hyderabad. It is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. The airport has one passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and two runways. There are also aviation training facilities, a fuel farm, a solar power plant and two MRO facilities. As of 2015, RGIA is the sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in India. The Airport served 14.3 million passengers in 2016.
Cochin International Airport is an international airport situated in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Kochi, it is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. For the financial year 2015-16, Cochin airport was the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international passenger traffic after Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai ferrying over 4,653,948 passengers and seventh busiest airport in India carrying 7,749,901 passengers.In calendar year 2016, the passenger traffic increased to 8,732,704. On 18 August 2015, Cochin International Airport became the world's first fully solar powered airport with the inauguration of a dedicated solar plant.
Ahemdabad Airport known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India. It is located about 8 km away from the city and is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The airport is stretched in an area of 1,124 acres and recently inaugurated the fourth terminal. During the year 2007-08, the airport handled, including both domestic and international, 2.4 million passengers and is expected to handle nine million in the year 2012. The new terminal has been designed on the nodal of Singapore Changi Airport.
Goa Airport also known as Dabolim airport, is the unique airport in the state of Goa and is located in the city of Dabolim, 29 km southwest of Panaji, the capital city, and 4 km of Vasco de Gama. The airport was built, in 1955, by the Government of the Estado da Índia Portuguesa, on 249 acres (101 ha) of land, as the Aeroporto de Dabolim, which was later officially renamed to Aeroporto General Bérnard Guedes The airport is the main entrance of tourists in the region and is shared with military.
Pune Airport is located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India. The airport is a civil enclave operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at the eastern side of Lohegaon Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The airport handles both domestic and international flights. The proposed airport will be spread over 2,400 hectares and the site has already been approved by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).