Maharashtra is well connected with all the parts of India through various means of transportation, namely air, rail and road. Being home to a number of coastal cities, the state can also be approached from the sea. However, it is by air that a major percentage of visitors enter Maharashtra. Even amongst the air travelers, the maximum amount of rush is seen entering the state through the two airports in Mumbai. In this article, we have provided information on all the major airports of Maharashtra.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai)
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, with the traffic of up to 45
landings and takeoffs per hour, is the busiest airport not only in the
Maharashtra, but also the whole of India. Situated at Sahar, this
airport has two main terminals - Terminal 2A and Terminal 2C. Facilities
like ATM, Wheelchair, Inter-terminal Coach Service, Medical Room, Lost &
Found Counter, Shops, Restaurant and Snack Bar are available at the
Santa Cruz Domestic Airport (Mumbai)
Santa Cruz is the domestic airport of Mumbai, situated in the Santa
Cruz locality. It also comprises of two terminals - Terminal 1A and
Terminal 1B. There are shuttle services provided for those who want to
go from the domestic airport to the international airport. All the
domestic airlines of India operate from the Santa Cruz Airport only.
Lohegaon Airport (Pune)
The airport of Pune is situated in the Lohegaon area, lying at a
distance of 10 km to the northeast of the city. Domestic flights,
connecting the city with the rest of India, operate from here. Apart
from that, you can also take international flights from here, to
Singapore and Dubai. A new airport is proposed to be built between the
area of Chakan and Rajgurunagar, along the Pune-Nashik National Highway.
Chikkalthana Airport (Aurangabad)
Aurangabad city has an airport of its own, situated at a distance of
about 10 km from the heart of the city. It is a domestic airport and has
direct flights to key cities in India, like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, etc.
The airport holds a lot of traffic of people coming to visit the caves
of Ajanta and Ellora.
Dr. Ambedkar International Airport (Nagpur)
One of the major airports of Maharashtra is situated in Nagpur, around
8 km from the city center. Till October 2005, the airport was catering
only to the domestic travelers. But since then, it has also started
operating a few international flights, the first being the Air Arabia of
Sharjah. Presently, the airport operates international flights to
Sharjah and Bangkok.
Kolhapur Airport is around 9 km away from the heart of the city. Spread
over an area of approximately 180 acres, the airport has been catering
to only domestic carriers till date. You will get regular flights to all
the major parts of India, from this airport.
Another major domestic airport of Maharashtra is situated at Sholapur.
The airport has not started international flights yet and still operates
domestic carriers only. However, you can get direct as well as regular
flights to all the key cities in India from here.