Airways provide the fastest mode of transport, although they are the costliest ones.
For remote, inaccessible and hostile areas, airways are the best means of transport. Hence, it plays a vital role in the event of natural and human-made calamities like floods, famines, earthquakes, epidemics and war.
Relief supplies being air dropped
At the time of independence, private companies operated air transport. In 1953, air transport was nationalised.
At present, it Transport, Communication and Trade is operated by airways.
There are 12 international and 63 domestic airports in our country. Airports are managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF INDIA
|NAME OF THE AIRPORT||LOCATION|
|Indra Gandhi International Airport||New Delhi|
|Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport||Mumbai (Maharashtra)|
|Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport||Kolkatta (West Bengal)|
|Anna International Airport||Meenambakkam, Chennai. (Tamilnadu)|
|Bangalore International Airport||Bangalore (Karnataka)|
|Raja Sansi International Airport||Amritsar (Punjab)|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport||Ahemedabad (Gujarat)|
|Trivandrum International Airport||Trivandrum (Kerala)|
|Cochin International Airport||Cochin (Kerala)|
|Begumpet International Airport||Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Goa international Airport||Dabolim, Panaji (Goa)|
|Guwahati International Airport||Guwahati (Assam)|