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Hyderabad vs Chennai Airport Comparison

In today’s airport comparison special article, we are going to compare two important airports in India, Hyderabad Airport and Chennai Airport.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad was started on 23rd March 2008, this airport is located in Shamshabad Area, 24 km from Hyderabad City Center. Before this airport was built, people of Hyderabad was using old Begumpet Airport of Hyderabad. The current Hyderabad airport is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

While the Chennai International Airport of Chennai City, was opened in 1910 before India’s independence, but domestic flights were started at this airport from 1985 and International flights since 1989. This airport is located 21 KM away from Chennai City in Meenambakkam and Tirusalam areas. In terms of international passenger and cargo traffic, this airport is the 3rd busiest airport in India after Delhi and Mumbai airports.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Country India India
Airport Name Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Chennai International Airport
Location Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana Meenambakkam and Tirusulam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Owner GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) Airports Authority of India
Started on 23rd march 2008 1990
Hub for Alliance Air
IndiGo
SpiceJet
TruJet
IndiGo
Alliance Air
Blue Dart Aviation

Terminals on Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Friends, let’s begin the comparison with the terminals of both these airports.

Talking about the terminals of Hyderabad Airport, there is only one terminal which is divided into western side terminal and eastern side terminal. The western side terminal is used for international flights, the same eastern side terminal is used for domestic flights. There are 9 gates and 46 immigration counters are available at this airport.

On the other hand, the Chennai airport has 4 terminals, Terminal 1 is used by domestic flights, and Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 are used by international flights. Terminal 2 of Chennai Airport is currently used only by Blue Dart Aviation for Cargo(Goods).

Chennai Airport’s Domestic and International Terminals are named after former CM, K. Kamaraj, and CN Annadurai.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Terminals Only 1 Terminal

Western side(International)

Eastern side (Domestic)

4 Terminals

Terminal 1 (Domestic)

Terminal 3 and 4 (International)

Terminal  2(Cargo)


Area  of Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about the airport area, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad is spread over 2223 hectares(5494 Acres), and in terms of area, it is the largest airport in India. While the Chennai International Airport is spread over a total of 566 hectares(1400 Acres) and in terms of area, this airport is the 7th largest airport in India.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Airport Area 2223 hectares(5494 Acres) 566 hectares(1400 Acres)

Runways on Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about the runways, Hyderabad Airport has 2 runways, out of which runway number 09R/27L is the longest runway, with a total length of 4.26 km, while Chennai Airport also has two runways and runway number 07/25 is the longest runway with a total length of 3.66 km.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Airport Runways 09L/27R   3,800 meters
09R/27L   4,260 meters
07/25    3,662 meters
12/30    2,935 meters

Passengers Traffic on Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about the Passengers Traffic, On the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad, around 2.14 crore passengers traveled in 2018-2019, and in terms of a number of passengers, this airport is the 6th Busiest airport in India. while on Chennai International Airport around 2.25 crore passengers traveled in 2018-2019, and in terms of a number of passengers it is the 4th busiest airport in India

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Passengers Traffic 2.14 Crore 2.25 Crore
Busiest Airport rank 6th 4th

Cargo (metric tonnes) on Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about the Cargo, at the Hyderabad airport, 1.4 lakh tonnes of goods were transported in 2019, while in Chennai airport, there were 4.1 lakh tonnes of goods transported in 2019.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Cargo Traffic 144,126 411,613

Aircraft Movements on Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about Aircraft Movements there were 1,79,606 flights takes off from Hyderabad airport last year while 1,78,079 flights take off from Chennai Airport.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Aircraft Movements 1,79,606 flights 1,78,079 flights

IATA code of Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Talking about the International Air Transport Association code, Hyderabad airport’s IATA code is HYD, while the IATA code of Chennai airport is MAA. The IATA code of Chennai Airport is MAA because Chennai City was known as Madras before 1996.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
IATA code HYD MAA

Airport Rating of Hyderabad Airport VS Chennai Airport

Now friends, finally let me talk about the ratings of both these airports, according to the survey of Skytrax review and rating website, Hyderabad Airport has got 5 out of 10 ratings, whereas Chennai Airport has got 3 out of 10 ratings. This rating is determined by the ratings given by passengers on the basis of Terminal Seating, Terminal Cleanliness and passengers queuing time.

Hyderabad Airport Chennai Airport
Airport Rating 5/10 3/10
Website http://www.hyderabad.aero/traveller.aspx https://www.chennaiairport.com/

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Airport Comparison

Mumbai Airport VS Delhi Airport Comparison 2020

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In this article, we have compared India’s 2 busiest airports Mumbai Airport with Delhi Airport.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport of Mumbai was started in 1942, which was earlier known as Sahar Airport while Indira Gandhi International of Delhi was started in 1962, which is also known as Palam Airport.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Country India India
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Palam, Delhi, India
Airport Name Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport
Hub for Air India
Vistara
AirAsia India
Alliance Air
IndiGo
SpiceJet
GoAir
Air India
AirAsia India
Alliance Air
GoAir
IndiGo
Quikjet Airlines
SpiceJet
Vistara
Zoom Air
Opened 1942 1962
Website www.csia.in www.newdelhiairport.in

1. Airports Terminals on Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about airport terminals, Delhi Airport has 3 terminals, Terminal 1 Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 3, which started in the year 2010 during the Commonwealth Games, which is used for international flights, and Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights, very soon Terminal 2 is going to be replaced by Terminal 4. On the other hand, Mumbai Airport has 2 terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is mostly used for domestic flights, while Terminal 2 is used by international flights. It is said that there are two different airports in Mumbai, International, and Domestic, but there is only one passenger airport in Mumbai which is located in Santacruz and Andheri East area of ​​Mumbai.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Airport Terminals Terminal 1 & Terminals 2(Domestic)

Terminals 3(International)

Terminals 1(Domestic)

Terminals 2(International)

 


2. Airport Area of Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about the airport area, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai is spread over 750 hectares and it is India’s third-largest airport in terms of the area while the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi is spread over 2066 hectares and It is the second largest airport in India in terms of area. The airport of Delhi is almost 3 times larger than Mumbai Airport.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Airport Area 750 hectares(1,850 acres) 2,066 hectares (5,106 acres)
Area Wise Rank in India 3rd 2nd

3. Airport Runways on Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

If we talk about the runways, Mumbai Airport has 2 runways with 09/27 as the longest runway, with a total length of 3.6 km. But among these two runways, only one runway is used at a time, as both the runways are built-in cross shape. On the other side, Delhi Airport has 3 parallel runways and runway number 11/29 is the longest runway, with a total length of 4.4 km.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Airport Runways 14/32 2,990 meters
09/27 3,660 meters
09/27 2,813 meters
10/28 3,810 meters
11/29 4,430 meters

4. Number of Passengers Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about the number of passengers, 49 million passengers traveled to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in 2018-2019, and Mumbai Airport is the second busiest airport in India after Delhi. while 69 million passengers traveled from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi year 2018-2019 and It is the busiest airport in India.

2019 Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Number of Passengers 49 million  69 million

5. Ranking of Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

If we talk about the ranking of the 100 busiest airports in the world, then Mumbai Airport is at number 29th number while Delhi Airport is at number sixteenth.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Airport Ranking 29th 16th

6. ATC Tower of Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about the ATC tower height of these two airports. The height of Mumbai Airport’s ATC Tower is 85 meters, while the height of Delhi Airport’s  ATC tower is 101 meters.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
ATC Tower Height 85 meters 101 meters.

7. Aircraft Movements on Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about Aircraft Movements in the year 2019,  3,20,689 flights landed and take off from Mumbai Airport, i.e. on an average of 880 flights per day. on the other hand, 4,93,958 flights landed and take off from Delhi Airport, ie on an average 1350 flights per day.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Aircraft Movements 3,20,689 flights 4,93,958 flights

 


8. IATA Code of Mumbai vs Delhi Airport

Talking about the International Air Transport Association Code(IATA code), the IATA code of Mumbai Airport is BOM and the IATA code of Delhi Airport is DEL.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
IATA COde BOM DEL

9. Ranking in Top 100 Airports

If we talk about the top 100 airports in the world, then Mumbai Airport is Rank 63rd rank while Delhi Airport ranks 66th.

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
ATC Tower Height 85 meters 101 meters.

10. Busiest Travel Routes from Mumbai Airport Vs Delhi Airport

Mumbai Airport Delhi Airport
Busiest Travel Routes Dubai,

London,

Bangkok,

Singapore,

Abu Dhabi,

Doha,

Muscat,

Hong Kong,

Jeddah

Paris

Dubai,

London,

Bangkok,

Kathmandu,

Singapore,

Abu Dhabi,

Doha,

Hong Kong,

Kuala Lumpur

Frankfurt.


So friends, which airport you liked the most? Mumbai Airport or Delhi Airport, please write in the comment box.

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