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A New Era for Indian Aviation – 80 New Airports Likely in 5 Years

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Incredible India has seen numerous innovations and developments in the past two decades. And the aviation industry has seen tremendous growth, with dozens of international airports, the country is home to some of the busiest airports in the world. It is now expected to take another big leap with the addition of nearly 80 upcoming new airports in India in the coming five years. 

While there were just 74 airports eight years ago, the number has almost doubled to the current 141. And this is likely to only increase to 220 in the next four to five years. They should also meet certain set conditions before flight operations begin at these aerodromes. With these, travelers from smaller towns across India will also have access to airports and would not be required to travel long hours to reach one. 

Nearly 21 greenfield airports have reportedly been approved by the Aviation Ministry and will be set up in different parts of the country. Here’s a list of the ones that are currently operational: 

  1. Durgapur
  2. Shirdi
  3. Sindhudurg
  4. Pakyong
  5. Kannur
  6. Kalaburagi
  7. Orvakal
  8. Kushinagar

With the other airports being added in different cities, people will not only have access to multiple entry or exit points but it will also make travel hassle-free. Most of the approved airports are popular tourist destinations and an airport or an additional airport will likely make traveling to these easier in peak seasons too. Some of the cities who are approved to get new airports in India are:

Upcoming New Airports in India

  1. Mopa in Goa
  2. Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra
  3. Shirdi in Maharashtra
  4. Sindhudurg in Maharashtra
  5. Vijayapura in Karnataka
  6. Kalaburagi in Karnataka
  7. Shivamogga in Karnataka
  8. Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh
  9. Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh
  10. Dabra in Madhya Pradesh
  11. Dholera in Gujarat
  12. Hirasar (Rajkot) in Gujarat
  13. Dagadarthi (Nellore) in Andhra Pradesh
  14. Bhogapuram in Andhra Pradesh
  15. Orvakal (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh
  16. Karaikal in Puducherry
  17. Pakyong in Sikkim
  18. Hollongi (Itanagar) in Arunachal Pradesh
  19. Kannur in Kerala
  20. Durgapur in West Bengal

The addition of new upcoming airports in India will be a boon for the aviation sector and shall be fruitful for the passengers as well. The country has seen significant growth in the travel industry and shall continue to see improvements in the coming decades. All of these changes will impact in making India one of the top tourist destinations around the globe. 

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