Quick Facts about Kolkata

State / County
West Bengal
Official Language
Langauges Spoken
Bengali | Hindi | English
Indian Rupee (INR)
Time Zone
IST (UTC+5:30)
Public Transport Options
Kolkata Suburban Railway, Kolkata Metro, Tram, Bus, Taxis, Auto Rickshaws, Radio Taxis, Cycle Rickshaws, hand-pulled Rickshaws
Major International Airports
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata) - CCU
Domestic Airlines
Air India (AI), Go Air (G8), IndiGo (6E), Jet Airways (9W & S2), SpiceJet (SG), Pinnacle Air, Spirit Air (India)
Major International Airlines
Air India
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Druk Air
Etihad Airways
Jet Airways
Qatar Airways
Regent Airways
Silk Air
Singapore Airlines
SriLankan Airlines operated by Mihin Lanka
Tashi Air
Thai Airways
United Airways



Kolkata or Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. Kolkata is a cosmopolitan city where people, technology and ideas have blended together with the socio-political culture to give the city a new shape and hence it is the second largest city of India. The city is full of historical monuments and palaces and is therefore also called the “The City of Palaces”.

Kolkata Airport

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is an airport located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, serving the greater Kolkata metro area. The airport was originally known as Dum Dum Airport, and then renamed in the honor of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has both Domestic Flights as well as International Flights operations. Since April 2006 till March 2012; 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 17km from Kolkata's city center. Kolkata airport is the largest in eastern India and one of only two international airports operating in West Bengal. As it is one of the busiest airports in India, it is able serve a fare amount of flight bookings through this sector. Most of the international flights have stop over in Kolkata. The flight booking statistics from the Airport indicates increase in International and Domestic passengers from and to Kolkata.

List of airports which has direct flights available to Kolkata

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Most of the domestic and international airports have direct flights to Kolkata. Passengers have the facility to make their flight booking to Kolkata from any of the airports as per their convenience. Almost all airlines have the facility of online flight booking, this option makes flight booking more easy and comfortable. Passengers can book their flight to Kolkata from any of the airport from the given list, or they can make their flight booking though any agent. Both Domestic flight ticket and International flight tickets can be booked from Kolkata.

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Airlines which operates to Kolkata

Domestic airlines : Spicejet, Jet Konnect, Jet Airways, Indigo, Air India, Goair
International airlines : Biman Bangladesh, Qatar Airways, Emirates, China Eastern Airlines, Ana All Nippon Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines

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