Top 5 busiest airports in India

1. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest in India but also the 12th busiest airport in the world. Passengers over 65.7 million passengers, it is expected to cross 80 million passengers by the end of 2020. It currently functions with three runways and three terminals (T1C-D, T2, and T3). To make access easier it has opened an orange line(metro) for cutting the traffic, saving time and money.

2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the air transit hub in India, catering to more than 48 million travelers in a year and offering world-class service. It has two terminals T1 for low-cost domestic flights and for international and domestic operations and two crisscrossing runways. The Jaya He GVK New Museum exhibits have over 5000 art pieces showcasing India’s culture and history.

3. Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

The Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore has become the third-busiest air transit hub in the country. It has a single runway and terminal but handles more than 195000 flights and 25 million passengers, respectively. The international terminal is designed to cater to the world’s largest airliner, the mammoth Airbus A380. The airport directly connects to Bengaluru via National Highway 44.

4. Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Chennai International Airport is a gateway into the country for people from South and Southeast Asia. Two terminals and runways each, it handles over 20 million flyers. The two-terminal airport is adjacent to each other and linked via a building housing restaurants and administrative offices. The airport has the Chennai Metro network, providing connectivity to the city center. Passengers can enjoy a variety of dishes and also shop within the airport.

5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata has a deep history of Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated flight that passed through it in 1937. It caters to below 20 million passengers, it is expected to reach its maximum passenger handling capacity of 26 million anytime soon. The international airlines serving it currently are Air India,  Emirates, Etihad Airways, Myanmar Airways International, China Eastern Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways.

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

This airport has its maximum passenger handling capacity of 12 million; more than 18 million flyers. One of the unique features is the airport village, which is a boon for transit travelers. The transit, travelers can meet their friends or family members in the village, located just outside the arrivals area.

7. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)

The current capacity is around 9 million people. It has two terminals that serve international and domestic traffic. These are interconnected by a 500-meter long travellator or moving walkway. Transit travelers can relax at the luxurious lounge inside Terminal 1 and Port Lounge inside Terminal 2. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad houses several duty-free shops and restaurants, and a cafeteria.