Kolkata Airport is also known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, is one of the major airports in the country catering to international and local traffic. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located at DumDum near Kolkata. It is a civil airport and was originally known as Dum Dum Airport. Dum Dum Airport was later renamed in the honor of the Bengali Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Kolkata Airport has separate terminals for International and Domestic flights. Ten International airlines operate from Kolkata Airport. Domestic airlines operating from Calcutta Airport include Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, and Blue Dart Ltd. (Freighter).
An Airport is a facility where aircraft like airplanes and helicopters can take off or land. An airport must have a runway for aircrafts to land and take off. Kolkata Airport or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport has two parallel runways 1-19 L/R. Of the two parallel runways the longer 1R/9L is used by incoming and outgoing aircrafts for landing and take offs while the shorter runway is used as a taxiway. Kolkata Airport or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located 18 Kilometers from the Kolkata city center. Kolkata Airport or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Kolkata Airport or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport has three terminals, one domestic terminal, one international terminal and one cargo terminal. Kolkata Airport is the gateway to North Eastern States of India. The first aircraft landed in 1924. The plane was a Dakota-3-which was operational during World War II. The Cargo Terminal was commissioned in 1975. It was the first Cargo Terminal in the country. The domestic terminal of Kolkata Airport was commissioned in January 1995 and Kolkata Airport was renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Kolkata Airport is an IS/ISO 9001:2000 Certified Airport.
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