Air Transport in India

By | January 23, 2017
  • The air transport in India started in 1911 when the India’s first Aeroplane post services were started between Allahabad and Naini.
  • All the airway companies were nationalized in 1953 and were put under two corporations namely – Indian Airlines and Air India.
  • The Indian Airlines Corporation having headquarters in New Delhi was established to conduct the air service within the country. Besides, it also provides services to the neighboring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives whereas Air India provides its services to the foreign locations.
  • In 1981, a corporation named ‘Vayudoot‘ was established for the domestic flights which provide the services to inaccessible regions or to those regions where the services of Indian Airlines could not reach. After some time, it has been merged with the Indian Airlines.
  • Now, Indian Airlines and Air India have been merged and a new company National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL) has been incorporated with its headquarters at Mumbai. At present, the length of the airspace is about 69 crore km.
Air network in India
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Some Important International Air Ports of India

S.No
Airport
Location
1 Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
2 Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport (Santacruz Airport) Mumbai
3 Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata
4 Anna International Airport Chennai
5 Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad
6 Lokpriya Gopinath bardoloi International Airport Guwahati
7 Dabolim International Airport Goa
8 Needumbaserry International Airport Coachin
9 Raja Sansi International Airport Amritsar
10 Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad