The city beautiful is well connected with other national cities/states as well as a few nations of the world through air transport. The first domestic airport of the city is located on the south eastern corner and built in the fifties. It remains under the Ministry of defence but used to serve as a domestic airport. 

Presently, a new, fully air-conditioned terminal building equipped with modern facilities, has been started operation as the first international airport of the city  with a capacity to accommodate 1600 passengers at a time and managed(Joint Venture) by Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL). Chandigarh airport is located at a distance of 13.6 km from Sector 17. The geographical coordinates of this airport are Latitude: 3° 4° 29" N and Longitude: 76° 47' 26" E. Elevation: 1012 ft. Other airports near Chandigarh airport are Shimla Airport (100 Km), Ludhiana Airport (110 Km), Amritsar Airport (246.6 km) and Kangra Airport (250 Km) by road.Chandigarh’s airport today is among the best airports in the country in the category of B class cities.