14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

1:00 pm 28 Sep, 2014

Air travel has become an integral part of our lives today. Even if it’s for the shortest distances, traveling on an aerodynamically crafted aluminum vessel seems like the most feasible choice. India’s come a long way over the past few years in terms of air travel. But like with everything else, you’re bound to learn something interesting, even if it’s about traveling above the clouds. Here’s 14 things about traveling by air in India:

14. Domestic flights sometimes land on the international terminus.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

13. If a plane is delayed in India, it’s quicker to catch the next one than wait on the same flight.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

12. The air hostesses are borderline senior citizens (Air India).

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

11. Air India was originally Tata Airlines in 1932, after which a majority of it was bought over by the Government in World War 2.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

10. Domestic flights don’t serve liquor on domestic flights, unless it’s leaving the country soon after its local stop.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

9. Kerala has 3 of the 14 International Airports in India.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

8. The Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata was initially called ‘Dum Dum Airport’, until it was renamed after India’s freedom fighter


Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

7. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is the busiest airport in India.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

6. Jet Airways, later renamed as Jet Lite, was initially started as an air taxi in 1992.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

5. In India, people are always in a hurry to get off the plane as soon as it lands, often forming queues within the plane and sometimes causing a stampede. This same crowd is somehow disciplined outside of India.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

4. Rajiv Gandhi was a professional pilot associated with the Indian Airlines.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

3. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai was initially named The Santa Cruz Airport by the British before it was nationalized post-Independence.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

2. The Trichy Airport has the shortest runway among the International Airports, spreading 816 feet.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

1. Half the international airports, which are located in South India, are within 500 kilometers of each other.

Interesting Facts About Air Travel In India

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