Efficiency and modern look and feel are the major concerns for the passengers when it comes to best airports in India. Despite being the best, some airports are overcrowded and some lack proper air traffic control and some have weather problems. In India, airport authorities are spending huge amount to upgrade their infrastructure. Here are the top 10 airports with longest runways in India.
It is an international airport serving Nagpur city and connecting India to Doha and Sharjah. The international airport is stretched over 1460 acres and has 3200 metre long airport runway and also houses AFS Nagpur.
Also called as Raja Sansi International Airport, Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport serves the city of Amritsar. It is an international airport located at Amritsar-Ajnala Road.
It is the largest and busiest international airport in Kerala. It serves the city of Kochi and the first airport in the world which is completely powered by solar energy.
Serving the city of Mumbai, ChhatrapatiShivaji International Airport is India’s second busiest airport. It has been the winner of best airport in Central Asia and India.
When it comes to passenger traffic, SardarVallabhbhai Patel International airport is the 8th busiest airport in India. It serves the cities of Gandhinagar and Ahmadabad. SardarVallabhbhai Patel International Airport is about to be replaced by the flagship Dholera International Airport in Ahmadabad.
Earlier called as Dum Dum Airport, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Kolkata. It is the largest international airport in Eastern India and it is awarded as the best improved airport in the country.
Chennai International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in India and is stretched over the suburban landscapes of metropolitan Chennai city. The international and domestic terminals of the Chennai airport were among the first airports in the country.
Bangaluru International Airport is serving Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The international airport is also known as Kempegowda International Airport. It is the third busiest airport in India for passenger traffic.
Located in Shamshabad, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located around 20 km from the city of Hyderabad. It is the 5th busiest airport in the country by passenger traffic. It has two runways and the longest one is 09L/27R with 4260/60 metres.
Located in Palam in National Capital Region, Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in the nation and the largest aviation hub in India. It has the longest runways in the country. It is awarded as the leading improved airport in Asia. Every year, it hosts over 60 million passengers. In 2013, over 36.88 million passengers passed from it. It has the integrated Domestic and International terminal. It has 9-level passenger terminal T3 which has two piers of 1.2 km length.
It is known to be the 6th largest terminal in the world. The T3 Terminal of Delhi opened after 5 years of redevelopment in 2010 by spending Rs. 12700 crore. The IGI Airport of Delhi was adjusted among the second best. For the third time consistently, IGI airport has won the most anticipated award from ACI for Airport Service Quality (ASQ).