About Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport is the primary airport of Kolkata, located in Dum Dum. Earlier, this airport was known as the Dum Dum airport and renamed in 1995 after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The airport is located approximately 17 kilometers from the city centre. The airport acts as a major hub for many domestic and international airlines. More than 70 airlines are serving this airport. Overall, the airport is spread over an area of 2460 acres. The airport serves as the largest hub for air traffic in the eastern part of the country. For the air route from Europe to Indochina and Australia, Kolkata Airport serves as a strategic stopover. The Airport’s new integrated terminal can handle over 25 million passengers annually, which is much more than previous terminal’ capacity of 5 million. The old international and domestic terminals were closed when the integrated terminal opened. The old international terminal may be used for future hajj services, and the domestic terminal may be used by regional airlines.