Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Orientation & Geography

Asia, India, West Bengal

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (Bengali: নেতাজী সুভাষচন্দ্র বসু আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর Netaji Shubhashchôndro Boshu Antorjatik Bimanbôndor) (IATA: CCU, ICAO: VECC) is an airport located in Dum Dum, West Bengal, India, and serves the greater Kolkata metro area. The airport was originally known as Dum Dum Airport before being renamed in the honour of Subhas Chandra Bose. For the period of Apr 2006 to Dec 2010, it was the fifth busiest airport in the country in terms of overall passenger traffic and ninth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. It is located approximately 17 km (11 mi) from Kolkata's city centre. The airport is the largest in eastern India and one of only two international airports operating in West Bengal, the other being in Bagdogra. It is a major centre for all flights to North-East India, Bangladesh and Bangkok.