20 Largest and Busiest Airports in India

India is one of the most populated nations in the world, a business powerhouse, and boasts the world’s largest labor force. There are more than 50 airports in operation for passenger and freight travel. There are hundreds of airports that handle international flights. The airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad handle the most passengers in India. Based on data given by the Airport Authority of India in 2012 and 2013, the ranking is presented below by total passenger traffic.

20. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport

Location: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Passenger Movements: 1,112,834
Aircraft Movements: 13,627
Runway Length: 2,750 m

19. Biju Patnaik Airport

Biju Patnaik Airport

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Passenger Movements: 1,253,263
Aircraft Movements: 12,512
Runway Length: 2,743

18. Coimbatore International Airport

Coimbatore International Airport
Photo by Sriram Hariharanvia Flickr

Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Passenger Movements: 1,345,382
Aircraft Movements: 17,935
Runway Length: 2,990 m

17. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra
Passenger Movements: 1,415,739
Aircraft Movements: 14,042
Runway Length: 3,169 m

16. Srinagar International Airport

Srinagar International Airport

Location: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Passenger Movements: 1,632,098
Aircraft Movements: 14,828
Runway Length: 3,685 m

15. Sanganer International Airport

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Passenger Movements: 1,828,304
Aircraft Movements: 19,852
Runway Length: 3,505 m

14. Amausi International Airport

Amausi International Airport

Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Passenger Movements: 2,018,554
Aircraft Movements: 19,749
Runway Length: 2,800 m

13. Calicut International Airport

Calicut International Airport
Photo by Sharafudheen Machingalvia Flickr

Location: Karipur, Malappuram, Kerala
Passenger Movements: 2,209,716
Aircraft Movements: 16,854
Runway Length: 2,860 m

12. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Photo by guwahaticityvia Flickr

Location: Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam
Passenger Movements: 2,244,684
Aircraft Movements: 34,789
Runway Length: 3,110 m

11. Trivandrum International Airport

Trivandrum International Airport
Photo by Дмитрий Крицукvia Flickr

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Passenger Movements:2,814,799
Aircraft Movements: 26,001
Runway Length: 3,400 m