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Our country, India, comprises of 29 states and 7 union territories, almost all of them having their own domestic airports and major cities having international airports as well.

Airports are aerodrome that is used for flights take-off and landing. They often provide many facilities for maintenance and store of aircrafts and also to regularize the air traffic (Air Traffic Control). They have an aerially active surface, open space for the flights take-off or land. These adjoining areas usually comprise of other facilities like control room, terminals and hangars.

Airports also authorize landing for private planes and helicopters. This area is particularly separated to have undisclosed entrance or exit. There are helipads and even maintenance areas around for quick services.

India has been developing and with the in-flow of many tourists to get the whiff of the cultural side, also with the race with all the other countries, we have very well-developed our airports, which give out the first impression when anyone who travels to our country.

Mentioning below are few airports that have been internationally recognised for their services, maintenance, bringing the Indian culture with modernised equipment and lastly, showing that India can meet standards and raise the bar up a notch.

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport – New Delhi

Delhi’s IGIA has won three times in a row the coveted award for Airport Service Quality (ASQ) from ACI. it is one of the busiest airport in the world. Caters to around 60 million passengers and has about 36 million passengers passed through it in the last year. It has an integrated international and domestic terminal T3, which opened after 5 years of development. This is considered to be sixth largest terminal in the world, having 9 level passenger terminals and 2 piers each 1.2 km long.

  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – Hyderabad

This international air[ort is located in Shamshabad, about 22km south from Hyderabad. It serves the metropolis of Hyderabad, and handles around 7 million passengers a year. The airport is operated by private company and has excellent world class facilities like in-line baggage screening and multiple counters for check-in and immigration purposes, preventing delays and easy crowd control.

  • Bengaluru International Airport, Bengaluru

This airport was open in May 2008, constructed by a private company and caters to about 10 million passengers a year. Thus, making this the third busiest international airport in India. It is single construct, spread over the of 4000 acres, two-level building, completely air-conditioned and capable of accommodating nearly 3000 international and domestic passengers during peak hours.

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai

Mumbai international airport is located in Santa Cruz and Sahar, with over 1450 acres of land and provides travelling facilities to about 25 million passengers a year. This airport was handed off to a private company and did undergo some major renovation. The new international terminal and domestic terminal became fully functional in June 2014.

  • Chennai International Airport – Chennai

Chennai airport is operated by Indian government and it is a hub for all the international arrivals and departure in south. It accommodates around 8 million passengers in a year, of which half of the flyers are domestic.

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