Abirpothi

India’s only daily art newspaper

Calling All Adventurers to The Biggest Airport in India

Calling all jetsetters to Abirpothi. If you’ve travelled to many countries or states, you must know that the quickest way to reach anywhere is via a flight. While you can claim your baggage and dive out of the airport within 20 minutes, some feel like a journey just travelling from the entry gate to the boarding station. But which airports are those? Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to learn about the biggest airport in India.

1- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad is the biggest airport in India by area, covering 5,500 acres. It was opened on 23 March 2008 to relax the traffic on the sole civilian airport, Begumpet Airport. It is the fourth busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23. The primary runway of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the longest in Asia, measuring up to 4,260 meters.

Courtesy – Picxy

2 – Indira Gandhi International Airport

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, Palam is spread across 5,106 acres. It was also the busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23. The longest runway at the airport amounts to 4,430 meters, thought to be the longest in Asia. It was opened in 1962.

Courtesy – Wikipedia

3 – Pune Airport

Pune Airport, Lehgaon is an international airport, which also serves as the base of the Indian Air Force. It is 4,245 acres in area and was established in 1939. The longest runway at the Pune Airport is 2,540 meters. It was the tenth busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23.

Courtesy – JetArena via X

4- Kempegowda International Airport

The Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli was opened on 24 May 2008. It is the third busiest Indian airport for FY 2022-23. The Kempegowda International Airport covers 4,000 acres and its runway amounts to 4,000 meters. 

Courtesy – ACI Asia-Pacific

5 – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata was opened to the public in 1924. It was the sixth busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23. It is spread across 2,460 acres and has the longest runway of 3,627 meters.

Courtesy – Wikipedia

6 – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai was the second busiest Indian airport for FY 2022-23. It opened in 1942. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is situated on 1,850 acres, with the longest runway length of 3,660 meters.

Courtesy – NDTV

7 – Dabolim Airport

Goa’s Dabolim Airport was the ninth busiest Indian airport for FY 2022-23. It was founded in 1955. The Dabolim Airport, Panaji spreads across 1,840 acres. The longest runway measures 3,430 meters.

Courtesy – Times Property

8 – Chennai International Airport

Chennai International Airport, Tirusulam was the fifth busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23. Opened in 1930, the airport boasts 1,301 acres of land. The longest runway at the Chennai International Airport measures 3,662 meters.

Courtesy – Moodie Davitt Report

9 – Cochin International Airport

The ninth busiest Indian airport for FY 2022-23, Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery was opened to the public on 10 June 1999. The renovated airport is reminiscent of Kerala temple architecture. The Cochin International Airport is located on 1,300 acres of land and has the longest runway of 3,445 meters.

Courtesy – Onmanorama

10 – Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport

The Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad was founded in 1937. It is the seventh busiest airport in India for FY 2022-23. The airport covers over 1,124 acres of land, with the sole runway measuring 3,505 meters.

Courtesy – RealtyNXT

Image Courtesy – The Daily

Angela Catherine Hamblin: The fake art dealer who fled the U.S re-arrested at Frankfurt airport

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *