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.
More than 70 airlines do fly in and out of Kolkata Airport, nationally and internationally. Many international airlines are carrying passengers to Kolkata, from all over the world.
Kolkata International Airport is 17 km. away from central Kolkata.
The most convenient way to commute from Airport to hotel is taking a private taxi. Boarding a private taxi is hassle free, smooth and time saving. The people who cannot afford expensive taxis, can go for local buses, which connects the city to the airport, in a fairly quick time .In addition, there is Kolkata metro. Nearest metro to Kolkata airport is the Dum Dum metro station. However Dum Dum metro is 7 km away from the Kolkata metro, and a passenger needs to travel this distance on his/ her own.
Below are some of the busiest domestic routes in India: