India’s commercial aviation sector is expanding as the country’s passenger volume is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on passenger volumes for the nation’s airports for Fiscal Year 2022–2023 (April 2022 through March 2023) was recently made public by the Airports Authority of India.
As per data & further information shared by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), let’s look at the 5 busiest airports in the nation from April 2022 to March 2023:
· Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi)
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the busiest airport of India from April 2022 to March 2023 as it has a total passenger count of 6,53,27,833.
The distance between Delhi Airport, also known as Indira Gandhi International Airport, and the city center of Delhi is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away from the airport.
Three terminals make up the entire airport. Domestic operations are done on Terminals 1 and 2, and international operations are done on Terminal 3. Terminal 3 can accommodate 34 million passengers annually and has 5.4 million square feet of space. A 100-room transit hotel and 95 immigration counters are also located within the terminal.
· Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai is the 2nd busiest airport of India from April 2022 to March 2023 as it has a total passenger count of 4,39,30,298.
Bombay, the previous name of Mumbai, is where the airport’s International Air Transport Association code, BOM, originates. The 2017 Airports Council International World’s Best Airport title went to Mumbai Airport.
To the delight of passengers, the airport provides distinctive experiences and facilities. The Artbeat of New India exhibit, which showcases both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, is located in Terminal 2. More than 5,000 objects and pieces by 100 Indian artists and 1,000 craftspeople are included. Similar to Delhi Airport, Mumbai Airport has a hotel conveniently situated at Terminal 2. The Niranta Airport Transit Hotel has 97 rooms with all great amenities and 24-hour check-in and check-out times.
· Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru)
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is the 3rd busiest airport of India from April 2022 to March 2023 as it has a total passenger count of 3,19,11,429.
Kempegowda International Airport is situated about 19 miles (30 km) north of Bengaluru’s centre. There are two passenger terminals at the airport; the second one opened in the beginning of 2023.
The Quad, a multi-experience development across from the arrivals area, offers a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options for travelers arriving at Bengaluru Airport and those with layovers. The arena is open for viewing plays, musicals, and other performing arts events. Additionally, there are a number of eateries, including Buffalo Wild Wings, a global chain. Additionally, the airport has a showcase of commissioned artwork.
· Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad)
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the 4th busiest airport of India from April 2022 to March 2023 as it has a total passenger count of 2,09,96,027.
About 15 miles (24 km) south of Hyderabad is Shamshabad, home to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. For both domestic and international travel, the airport has one terminal. Every year, it can accommodate about 34 million passengers.
For travelers without checked luggage, there are 54 self-check-in kiosks and 98 check-in counters. In addition, the airport has 34 immigration counters and an expedient in-line baggage handling system.
The airport is owned by a public-private consortium called GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited. Around the airport, the company created GMR AeroCity Hyderabad, an urban environment. AeroCity offers dining and shopping options in addition to office space. A five-star hotel, a medical center open around-the-clock, a movie theater, and family-friendly entertainment options are also present.
· Chennai International Airport (Chennai)
The Chennai International Airport in Chennai is the 5th busiest airport of India from April 2022 to March 2023 as it has a total passenger count of 1,85,71,393.
Four terminals make up the airport; one for cargo, one for domestic travel, one for international departures, and one for arrivals. Passengers can enjoy state-of-the-art retail, dining, and personal care.
The airport enhances the traveler experience by incorporating eco-friendly features. Over forty different plant varieties can be found in the vertical garden.