The largest and most modern airport facility in India is the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Other airports in India include Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore and the Calicut International Airport in Calcutta.

Indira Gandhi International Airport links India to the rest of the world. There are 35 airlines that fly in and out of the airport that is equipped with high-precision technology. It is fully operational even in bad weather. On the average, the airport receives 13,100 domestic and 9,500 International passengers daily.

Bangalore International Airport is within the city and around six kilometres from the city center. It receives about 70 international and domestic flights daily. Bangalore International Airport is an important hub in the South Zone.

The Republic of India is a former British colony. The country is bounded to the south by the Indian Ocean, to the west by the Arabian Sea and to the east by the Bay of Bengal. The system of governance is federalist. The commercial history of the country was shaped by the activities of the British East India Company in the 18th century.

In the 1990's India moved away from socialist policies towards a free market economy. Since then, the country has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. India is a leading outsourcing hub in Asia, with a strong information technology industry.

Recently, big investments have seeped into the Indian air industry as India's economy advances. A number of low cost air carriers have also joined the market.