International air travel has also witnessed a great upsurge in recent times
Presently, there are as many as 126 airports in India, which includes 11 international, 89 domestic and 26 civil enclaves at Defense airfields.
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Airports in India are undergoing massive upgrade and modernization works due to the phenomenal growth in air travel in India.
Mumbai Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport [ Code BOM ] Full List of Indian Airport Codes
Bangalore Bengaluru International Airport [ Code BLR ]
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport [ Code HYD ]
Chennai Meenambarkkam International Airport [ Code MAA ]
Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport [ Code CCU ]
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport [ Code DEL ]
Cochin Airport, Kerala Cochin International Airport [ Code COK ]
Trivandrum Airport, Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Airport [ Code TRV ]
Kozhikode Airport Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport) [ Code CCJ ]
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A list of civil and defence airport codes of India
|Agra||Uttar Pradesh||Agra Airport||AGR|
|Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad Bamrauli||IXD|
|Amritsar||Punjab||Amritsar Raja Sansi Airport||ATQ|
|Bhavnagar||Gujarat||Bhavnagar Civil Airport||BHU|
|Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal Airport||BHO|
|Bhuj||Gujarat||Bhuj Rudra Mata Airport||BHJ|
|Calcutta (Kolkata)||West Bengal||Netaji S C Bose International Airport||CCU|
|Chennai(Madras)||Tamil Nadu||Menmbarkam Airport||MAA|
|Coimbatore||Coimbatore||Coimbatore Peelamedu Airport||CJB|
|Dehradun||Uttar Pradesh||Dehradun Grant Airport||DED|
|Diu||Daman and Diu||Diu Airport||DIU|
|Gwalior||Madhya Pradesh||Gwalior Airport||GWL|
|Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh||Begumpet Airport||HYD|
|Imphal||Manipur||Imphal Municipal Airport||IMF|
|Indore||Madhya Pradesh||Indore Airport||IDR|
|Jammu||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu Airport||IXJ|
|Jamshedpur||Jharkhand||Jamshedpur Sonari Airport||IXW|
|Kanpur||Utter Pradesh||Kanpur Airport||KNU|
|Khajuraho||Madhya Pradesh||Khajuraho Airport||HJR|
|Kozhikode (Calicut)||Kerala||Kozhikode (Calicut) Airport||CCJ|
|Leh||Jammu & Kashmir||Leh Airport||IXL|
|Lucknow||Utter Pradesh||Amausi Airport||LKO|
|Madurai||Tamil Nadu||Madurai Airport||IXM|
|Mangalore||Karnataka||Mangalore Bajpe Airport||IXE|
|Mumbai (Bombay)||Maharashtra||C S M International Airport||BOM|
|Nasik||Maharashtra||Gandhi Nagar Airport||ISK|
|New Delhi||Delhi||Indira Gandhi International Airport||DEL|
|Pondicherry||Union Territory (UT)||Pondicherry Airport||PNY|
|Poona (Pune)||Maharashtra||Lohegaon Airport||PNQ|
|Port Blair||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair Airport||IXZ|
|Puttaparthi||Andhra Pradesh||Puttaparthi Airport||PUT|
|Rae Bareli||Uttar Pradesh||Rae Bareli Airport||BEK|
|Shillong||Meghalaya||Shillong Barapani Airport||SHL|
|Srinagar||J & K||Srinagar Airport||SXR|
|Tiruchirapally||Tamil Nadu||Tiruchirapalli Airport||TRZ|
|Tirupati||Andhra Pradesh||Tirupati Airport||TIR|
|Trivandrum||Kerala||Trivandrum International Airport||TRV|
|Varanasi||Utter Pradesh||Babatpur Airport||VNS|
|Vijayawada||Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada Airport||VGA|
|Vishakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh||Vishakhapatnam Airport||VTZ|
Kerala has three airports with good domestic and international connections.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at the capital city of Trivandrum is situated within the city limits, and Cochin International Airport (Nedumbassery) is close to all three national highways passing through Kerala (NH 47, NH 17 and NH 49). The main railway line from Kanyakumari to Delhi is adjacent to the airport, and Cochin Sea Port, one of the biggest in the country, is also situated nearby. Karipur Airport (Kozhikode) is the third airport. There are daily flights operating from Singapore, Colombo, Male, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Calicut airport is linked nationally.
Kannur International Airport is the 4th International Airport in Kerala (under Construction : estimated completion 2013). The proposed airport will come as a boon to the large number of non-resident Keralites from Kannur and Kasargode who now have to travel to either Kozhikode or Mangalore. Tourists headed to Coorg also can use this airport.
Kannur Airport will be located at Moorkhanparambu in Keezhallur panchayath, near Mattanur Municipality, in Kannur District of Kerala State. 25 Kilometers from Kannur Town and 2 Kilometers from mattanur in Kannur-Mattanur-Mysore road.
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Airport Code History
When the Wright brothers first took to the air in 1903, there was no need for coding airports since an airport was literally any convenient field with a strong wind. However, the National Weather Service did tabulate data from cities around the country using a two-letter identification system. Early airlines simply copied this system, but as airline service exploded in the 1930's, towns without weather station codes needed identification. Some bureaucrat had a brainstorm and the three-letter system was born, giving a seemingly endless 17,576 different combinations. To ease the transition, existing airports placed an X after the weather station code. The Los Angeles tag became LAX, Portland became PDX, Phoenix became PHX and so on. Incidentally at the historic sand dune in Kitty Hawk where the first flight occurred the U.S. National Parks Service maintains a tiny airstrip called FFA—First Flight Airport.
Many station codes are simply the first three letters of the city name: ATL is Atlanta, BOS is Boston, MIA is Miami, SIN is Singapore, and SYD is Sydney, Australia. The first letter(s) of multiple cities served forms other codes: DFW for Dallas Fort Worth, MSP for Minneapolis/St. Paul, and GSP for Greenville/Spartenburg, South Carolina. Sometimes the city name lends itself to one letter for each word, such as Salt Lake City (SLC), Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago (POS), or even Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP).
Many station codes are simply the first three letters of the city name: ATL is Atlanta, BOS is Boston, BOM for Bombay (Now Mumbai), MIA is Miami, SIN is Singapore, and SYD is Sydney, Australia. The first letter(s) of multiple cities served forms other codes: DFW for Dallas Fort Worth, MSP for Minneapolis/St. Paul, and GSP for Greenville/Spartenburg, South Carolina. Sometimes the city name lends itself to one letter for each word, such as Salt Lake City (SLC), Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago (POS), or even Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP).
The location indicator assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).