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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata (Dum Dum)

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata (Dum Dum)

  • In 1964 Indian Airlines introduced the first Indian domestic jet service, using Caravelle jets on the Calcutta–Delhi route.
  • NSCBI Airport is the largest in eastern India and is one of the only two international airports operating in West Bengal
  • It is the fifth busiest airport of India in terms of passenger traffic with more than 10 million foot-falls annually.
  • The ceilings of the terminal have "Honey comb ceilings" and "Tube line system" which incorporate the writings of Rabindranath Tagore of India. The terminal is equipped with 18 aerobridges and a further 57 remote parking bays.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport is an international airport located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is located approximately 17 km from the city center. NSCBI Airport is one of the oldest airports of the country. It is an IS/ISO 9001: 2000 certified airport.

The airport's new integrated terminal is spread over 233,000 m2 (2,510,000 sq ft) and is able to handle 25 million passengers annually, compared to the previous terminals' capacity of five million. The terminal is an L-shaped structure, containing six levels. It contains 128 check-in counters that utilise CUTE (Common User Terminal Equipment) technology, and has 78 immigration counters and twelve customs counters. The airport is a major center for flights to North-East India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Southeast Asia.


NSCBI: Is known as the Gateway to Eastern and North Eastern parts of India

2014 & 2015 Kolkata Airport won the title of Best Improved Aiport in the Asia
April 2014-March 2015 Passenger movements in India were10,916,699, registering an increase of 8.18 per cent
2010 NSCBI Airport, Kolkata, received the ‘Emerging Cargo Airport of the Year’ Award 
1997 & 1998 Received the best Maintained Airport status
1995 The airport was renamed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from Dum Dum Airport
1975 The first cargo terminal of the country was commissioned.

Updated: January, 2017

India was world's third largest domestic aviation market in 2017.