Airports in India 2023 counts to 487

November 23,2023

Airports in India 2023 counts to 487

India’s aviation industry has experienced significant growth in the past 9 years. The number of operational airports in the country has doubled from 74 in 2014 to 148 in 2023.

The total number of domestic and international airports in India 2023 counts to 487 airports/airstrips, out of which AAI manages a total of 137 airports which include 34 International airports and 103 Domestic airports

Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia made the announcement in the Lok Sabha while responding to demands for grants from the civil aviation ministry for the FINANCIAL YEAR.
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia underlined the importance of the aviation industry for the Indian economy and said that the government has set a target of creating 220 new airports by 2025..

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said ” Cargo flights for perishable food items will be increased to 30 percent with 133 new flights in the coming years,” The aviation minister also said that steps will be taken to simplify the process of granting pilot licenses using advanced technologies. Hailing the high proportion of women pilots in the country, he said: “In all other countries, only five percent of the pilots are female. In India, over 15 percent of pilots are female. This is another example of women’s empowerment. There have been a lot of changes in the aviation industry in the last 20-25 years.”
“Earlier only big cities had airports. Today that has changed completely. This is the reason why the civil aviation industry has become a key element of India’s economy. The amount of employment generated in the industry is massive,” he said. He told the House that the ministry wants to increase passenger throughput from 34.5 million in 2018-19 to 40 million in 2023-24.