International Airports in India

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          Flying in the sky like birds will be  most of our dreams.  However nature didn’t provide us wings as in case of birds.  But this didn’t stop we human beings to fly.  Man has invented many  curious things of them , the most curious thing is flying. Yes,! Aircrafts  and  Aeroplanes are on which I’m talking about.  These Aeroplanes land and takes off from “Airport”. Today in this post we’ll see the famous international airports that are operational in India.

INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

           The airport hosts six domestic carriers, 56 international carriers and also has the capacity to handle the gigantic Airbus A380 aircraft. The airport uses an advanced system called Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) to help keep take-offs and landings timely and predictable.
After the commencement of operations at Terminal 3 in the year 2010, the IGIA became India’s and South Asia’s largest aviation hub, with a current capacity of more than 62 million passengers.
             There is a planned expansion program which  will increase the airport’s capacity to handle 100 million passengers by year 2030.

KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

          It is an international airport serving Bangalore, the capital of state of Karnataka. The airport opened in May 2008 as an alternative to increased congestion at HAL Airport, the original primary commercial airport
serving the city.
          This airport  is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore. It handled over 22.2 million passengers in 2016 with little less than 500 aircraft movements a day.
           The airport also handled about 314,060 tonnes (346,190 short tons) of cargo. The airport serves as a hub for AirAsia India, Air India Regional, Air Pegasus and Jet Airways.

CHHATRAPATHI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

          This airport is located in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, the Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) Airport is one of the largest aviation hubs in the country.
           The airport was built in 1942, replacing the city’s former aviation base, the Juhu Aerodrome. It was later expanded with an additional terminal at Andheri in order to meet the air traffic requirements . Initially known as the Sahar International Airport, it was renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, after the famous Maratha king, in 1999.
           Appreciated for its modern infrastructure and excellent passenger service, the CSI Airport has won many awards including the Vasundhara Award in 2015 for its role in environmental conservation and the Platinum A Design Award 2015 for its architecture.

CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

             This airport was earlier  known as Madras International Airport, is located 7 km to the south of Chennai. It was one of the primary airports in India and in the year 1954, was the last destination of Air India’s first flight which flew to Madras (Chennai) from Bombay (Mumbai) via  Belgaum.
             The first operational passenger terminal was constructed at the northeast side of the airport and it was known as Meenambakkam Airport . The domestic operation started in 1985 and the airport started operations of International flights in 1989. The airport got its new building in 2003 whereas the old one is used for cargo purpose at present.

NETAJI SUBASH CHANDRA BOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

          Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is a civil airport located in West Bengal, 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 an international terminal and a cargo terminal.

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